This sparrow must not have been as shy as the other birds.
During the time I photographed the sparrow: a chickadee, titmouse, and nuthatch all swooped in and out too fast for me to catch them with my camera.
It will be interesting to me to see how this post looks after I publish it.
What google blogger refers to as their new, streamlined, easy to use format, looks very weird to me.
I'll admit that I'm not big on change in terms of new programs that never seem like an improvement to me. The shot above is of butterfly weed which is popping up like crazy.
The roses above give a little splash of red to my increasingly jungle like garden. Large sections of my yard, like the one below, have been overtaken by honeysuckle.
Virginia Creeper is another vine that's taking over in the back part of my garden.
On the right hand side of the shot below is a mulberry tree branch. The birds love the mulberries so I've let several volunteers grow into large trees.
The gutter on the street in front of my house had a flowing stream of water from recent hard rains.
Moss is growing on the base of my oak tree.
I guess I'll have to clear out some of the weeds around my irises since they are trying to bloom.
I almost didn't spot the dutch iris since I've let that part of my garden get so over run.
At first I thought the yellow might be goldfinches.
In another section of my overgrown garden, a different type of irises as well as the money plant (purple blossoms) are trying to hang tough.
I was pleased to see some coriopsis coming up near a cherry tree. I used to have a lot of coriopsis but most of it was lost to competition.