The last three days it has been too hot to sit out on the patio until late afternoon. We have had Santa Ana weather, when the wind turns and blows from the desert in the east. So it has been 90 degrees for two days and a little cooler today. But we will be back to the high sixties tomorrow and the rest of the week.
Last week we had this young fellow visit the waterfall. He was 'way too shy for a photo and not really sure of himself in perching on the leaves and rocks. At first I thought it was our friend Zorro, (the yellow throated warbler, not Antonio Banderas, although that WOULD have been something to brag about!) but with the binoculars I could see it was the Townsend Warbler. First time I have ever seen him in our yard, so I can add him to my list of birds seen in our back yard. He is number 26
The blue scrub jay still visits at least twice a day. A couple of days ago I watched through the binoculars when he dropped from the feeder to the ground and started pecking furiously away at something. I couldn't see what it was. Then he picked it up in his beak and flew away. It was a lizard about four or five inches long. I could see it distinctly. Fro where I sit, the distance to the waterfall is about 15 feet and to the feeder, about twenty feet. So if I sit very quietly I get to see a lot of activity.
I took this photo a week or two ago. These two Mourning Doves (center and to the right) visit every day. The male is looking very nice with his pink vest. They upset Bailey a lot because when they fly away their wings give a distinct whhrrr.
The last of the daffodils, I'm sorry to say. Taken today.
But there is always next year, if the Lord tarries.
But even as one variety fades, a new flower is about to
burst into bloom. This one really does BURST. It has
very large and very bright pink flowers. There are actually
three buds in this shot. It is the Orchid Cactus. As soon as
they open I will post a photo