This mockingbird was not only hanging out in the parking lot but was totally unafraid of humans such as myself.
I took a bunch of photographs and by and large was ignored even when I got relatively close.
Back at my house, as usual, I photographed the birds in my deck birdbath.
I'm pretty sure the robin above was aware of me out of the corner of his or her eye but the water felt too good to leave.
The female cardinal above was testing the waters going in and out and after her the male cardinal did the same.
I love the way water droplets look on the broad hosta leaves. There is something about a still drop of water that is magic to me.
The texture of the variegated hosta leaves doesn't hold the drops as well as the solid ones.
We haven't had as much rain lately and since it's getting quite warm I'm glad when it does rain a little for I know the plants are happy to get a drink.
The redbud trees are going to seed and their heart shaped leaves are forming with new ones appearing daily.
The oak trees in front of my house are such a nice canopy of shade and keep my house cooler.
The dogwoods are a lower canopy and one in particular is great for parking under the cooling branches.
I also like the way the top dogwood branches and lower oak tree branches co-mingle.
The mass of different plants I grow against my deck wall are filled with chirping birds hidden out of site.I like to be able to be a passenger sometimes because I find I notice more and of course photography is safer if I'm not the driver.
I love to see the little yellow flowers springing up along the side of the road.
I find it very appealing to see houses set back with big trees and lots of growth.
Thursday is the official post date, although I tend to post early. Nature Notes day and Rambling Woods is the home of this theme.