The Spring garden is busy blooming away -- there are forget-me-nots and little bluebells all over the dang place, as are the wee "johnny jump-ups" that some folks call pansy violets. There are buds everywhere, the roses all look to be in fine shape, and I have hope for the hibiscus which didn't bloom last year and which I thought was toast.
One surprise is a couple of large snapdragons -- these are supposedly annuals, at least in our neck'o'the woods. But I have at least two which were planted this time last year, and which bloomed last summer, and which are now showing flower buds again. We certainly did have a mild winter!
Here is the annual flower bed, to which I just added some pansies and marigolds:
Bluebells and forget-me-nots are scattered throughout the garden.
There is one lone tulip blooming, in a spot I did not plant any tulips. I blame squirrels.
The flowering quince is living up to its name:
Then there are birds -- though not from my yard. These are from a recent visit to both the Montlake Fill and Magnuson Park wetlands.
I don't often take photos of robins, but this one posed ever so nicely that I couldn't resist:
I also don't take many photos of Mallards but again, this one showed off lovely iridescence:
A Marsh Wren sang vigorously on its territory:
And a Pied-billed Grebe fluffed up its feathers:
The Hairy Wienerdog waited patiently, as always:
Back home in the garden, this moth landed on a plant next to my lawn chair:
There is sunshine in the forecast -- today it should reach 65, and tomorrow they say it will hit 75!! Today I must do some research for the Seattle Audubon Society centennial book, at least in the morning, and the afternoon will be dedicated to the garden. Tomorrow -- who knows what hijinks Truman and I will get up to? Stay tuned!