Friday, July 31, 2009

Around the House

The summer being what it is we've been spending more time around the house. On one day we saw a row of young swallows on our railing being fed by their parent, who would catch something and fly by dropping it in a baby's mouth. Eventually she saw me and signaled for them to fly off. On the patio we watched as humming birds fed on our beebalm. Here is one.

Monday, July 6, 2009

To the island

After all the June rain, the path to our island was quite overgrown. As we trimmed back the brambles I came upon nest which, sadly, we disturbed. Later I saw the robin, whose nest it probably was, in a nearby tree.