I haven't taken any bird photos lately, but I found this series of Goldfinch shots from back in May.
|The breeding plumage is so vibrant.
Moving back to the present, one of the at least 3 frogs that hang out in our little pond was being especially cooperative today.
|This is Rana pipiens, the Northern Leopard Frog.
|It was sitting on the edge of the slightly submerged stone bridge that is also a frequent spot for bird baths.
|A few hours later when I walked by the pond I saw a movement in the bushes. Can you see it? Right there in the center of the photo.
Today was perfect, high of 82F (28C), low humidity, a light breeze, and the very occasional puffy cloud. I managed to finish the path in the lower garden and weed the shade garden. Next week we may get low temps cold enough for a frost, so I also made time for some flower photos while they are still here.
|A close up of a cluster of small blossoms on a begonia. Each blossom is barely a cm across.
|This is the showiest of the canna lily flowers I managed to overwinter. Each flower in the cluster of about 8 flowers is at least 5 inches across. This flame color is fabulous; it could warm you on a cold day.