Summer warmth and beauty turning into fall colors!

The garden's structure, so lovely.

Each season is a treasure.

Such beautiful colors!

 

Wow...June, July, August...gone...now almost October!

 

We are a little dry...the plants "look" at me hoping for water, but I keep looking at the skies hoping for an all day soaking.  Fingers crossed.

 

No matter, the Lobelias, Anemone, Zephyrs, Eupatoriums, Lagerstroemias, Hibiscus, Hydrangeas, Rudebeckias, Zinnias and more seem to get just enough moisture to stay vibrant.

 

Some of our feathered parents are on their second brood.  It is interesting to pick out the "teenagers" among the family units.

 

With the thistle all fluff-out, I know the Goldfinches have made their nests and are busy rearing their young.  

 

I recently learned that Goldfinches are among the strictest vegetarians in the bird world, selecting an entirely vegetable diet and only inadvertently swallowing an occasional insect.

 

The wild bird populations continue to delight us around the feeders and the water features.   Our favorites include: Downy Woodpeckers, Goldfinches, Purple Finches, Wrens,  Chickadees, Thrushes, Cardinals, Cedar Wax Wings, and more.   

 

As you prepare for your garden this season, please take a moment to watch this video about neonicotinoids. 

 

"One see coated with neonicotinoid pesticides is enough to kill a songbird like Blue Grossbeak.  Avoiding these and other pesticides in your home and garden can make a difference."      https://abcbirds.org/neonics

 

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanBirdConserve/videos/391859614988157/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

"And myriad leaves, on which the Summer wrote
Her blushing farewell, at my feet were strown."

—Albert Laighton, “In the Woods”

 

"And myriad leaves, on which the Summer wrote
Her blushing farewell, at my feet were strown."

—Albert Laighton, “In the Woods”

"And myriad leaves, on which the Summer wrote
Her blushing farewell, at my feet were strown."

—Albert Laighton, “In the Woods”

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