Out in the back yard reading a draft of my friend Shari’s novel and watching the birds. Finches on a date.
House finch in the apricot tree.
This hummer was totally flirting with me, popping up from behind the hedge, buzzing around in the shadows. But I did get this!
Bees! So many that I could hear them buzzing together as they enjoyed the early blooms. Yay, bees!
It is so hard to get a shot of the shy junco. He blends right in with the seeds!
Quoth the raven, “Wrah wrah wrah wrah wrah!”
And, no, being a raven is not all elegance all the time.
p.s. How do you like this super spy shot? The neighbor set up a target on the fire road behind his house, about 30 feet as the crow flies from where I was sitting. Some sort of annoying air gun. Wiffft- thunk!
I just barely refrained from running over there and whacking him over the head with a copy of the community Covenants Conditions and Restrictions. I am pretty sure that target practice in the neighborhood is out, let alone on community property.
Okay, deep breath. Back to the birds and the bees, and the six bunnies I saw in the yard earlier today…two of whom had relations right outside the library window.