First water iris in my fish pond this year. So pretty!
I took a break from painting and went outside to change the water in the bird baths, feed the birds and feed the fish and this beautiful water iris greeted me. Everything else is just now turning green and starting over and it was so nice to see the beautiful, tall purple iris.
On the left, the american goldfinches have been coloring out and one by one, they've been heading back home to their nesting grounds.
The little black back and bright yellow on the right is a lesser goldfinch. Some of them will be heading back to somewhere, but lots of them hang around here year round.
I just love the little finches. Their twittering and songs are just so beautiful.
While I'm in the yard, filling the feeders or sweeping the rock walk, they stay up in the trees and sing.
Sweet little birds.
This little hummingbird was bathing in the sprinkler and I couldn't get a good picture because it kept wiggling and shaking off the water. So cute!
This is such a wonderful time of year for me. I love seeing the first black swallowtail and one has laid eggs on some of my herbs that I keep in a flower pot.
The crepe myrtles have their new leaves and will be flowering, soon.
Everything is starting over.
Life begins, again.