Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Little Surprise This Afternoon!

   Spent some time this afternoon watering the plants... since Rain has decided it doesn't want to come by for a visit! See the photo above? Thats what approximately one third of my front yard looks like. Covered in spanish needles. I know! I know! They're the bane of gardeners everywhere! So invasive! BUT... the honeybees just ADORE them!   So I have a tiny meadow of them. I find comfort in the fact that I am helping the bees.      If only I could find a way to control these things!!!

   Then I went and pondered my future "courtyard" site. Between the mulberry tree, the crepe myrtles and the towering mexican sunflower plant ~ its pretty danged shady in there! Which will be awesome in Summer!!! hahaha  Then something caught my eye........

   Some enterprising bird has woven a crepe myrtle branch together with some from the mulberry tree and created a nest amongst them! Very well done too. But I plan on going out and fastening the branches together with some strong twine, just in case a storm comes through.  Every expectant mom can use a little help now and then.   While I was inspecting it, a mockingbird stayed very close and kept an eye on me. So I have a hunch thats the owner of this little piece real estate. We'll see!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Nesting Colony May 4th, 2013

Heres our little nesting colony! The wood storks are the most numerous. What a ruckus the babies were making!
When I figure out how to "fix" photos on this computer I'll post some close-ups. The little storks are so goofy looking right now! CUTE!

Need to take some more shots when the sun isn't so bright. The feather details get "washed out".