Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Birds & Blooms in my Summer Garden

The Summer weather has finally arrived much to our delight here in the Pacific Northwest. A visiting chickadee considers a bath, since the water is just about perfect. This is my first time growing Cerinthe, and I am happy that the hummingbirds like feeding from it.   The Monarda looks like a flower one might find on an alien planet. Last of all is the one Jay who figured out how to get the peanuts, from the bird IQ test (feeder) I made recently.  What birds & blooms have been gracing your space lately?

Chickadee considering a bath

After his first dip

Monarda or Bee Balm
Perennial Dianthus
Balloon Flower Bud
Shirley Poppy
Stellar's Jay