Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Second Look--May 11, 2016

We are continuing with our rainy, cloudy, and cool weather. However, it's still warm enough for everything to continue growing. Green is everywhere with just a few trees left to leaf out all of the way. These are mostly the oaks. The hummingbirds are here and we've put up our feeder. So far, a few have found it and that causes a bit of excitement every time it happens.

Unfortunately there are plenty of weeds to feature in the weed showcase. They are the happiest of all from the ample rain we have gotten. But I don't have space this week for that. In the meantime...

Here are a few things I saw this week
 during a Second Look.

The azaleas are in various stages of bloom. If you look closely, it looks like some pruning
has been done on this bush. The deer have helped us with that.

Star of Bethlehem

Another woolly bear on the move.

Black-capped chickadee

The Japanese Iris continue to bloom, but the bearded iris are still just budding.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit. I haven't seen this wildflower for a couple of years since it got accidentally cut down with the lawn mower. I was very happy to see that it had returned.

All of the rain is bringing out some interesting fungus.



Geranium, hosta, peris japonica

House finch

Baby bluebirds, 7 days old