There are always certain flower seed heads that I leave for the goldfinches. They seem to enjoy the cosmos, zinnia, and...
especially the purple cone flower seeds. The kitty and I take great pleasure in watching them close-up from the windows.
I was in the kitchen a few days ago and noticed a flash of blue in the neighbors shrubs. I think he has some type of shrub dogwood that is loaded with whitish berries. The birds are really enjoying these berries and the bluebirds seem to like them as well.
I was delighted to see a few of them coming into my own yard.
This one was actually checking out the bluebird box. Hopefully he will remember it in the spring. I was so disappointed that it wasn't chosen this year by a bluebird couple. It gives me something else to look forward to about spring.
This has been a frustrating time for me. I have so much to do but have had one illness after another it seems. I had a really nasty stomach bug. The lymph nodes under my armpits were infected, causing some rather uncomfortable symptoms, with some mobility limitations. And now when the weather warms up and it is amazingly beautiful outside, I think I have the flu. This is so not fun!!!
I hope to get the front bed cleaned up and those tulip bulbs planted soon. Hopefully once this passes I will have a long season of good health.
I hope everyone else is in good health and enjoying this lovely autumn weather.