I went down to refresh the bird's water this morning...
I am not seeing as many birds lately, and now I have not seen hummingbirds again
since midweek last week.
Look who was sitting in the niche where the faucet is!
He let me take several closeups.
When I went down again two hours later, he was gone.
Something has burrowed down into the middle of the garden at the old house...
snake? turtle? (not big enough)
Vole? There are lots of voles out there, but they don't usually make such an obvious opening.
I am still picking tomatoes off the plant on the patio here.
And I picked a bucket full off the volunteer plants at the old house.
I took them to a friend, and she was going to pick out the good ones for herself and her daughter, and the rest were going to her chickens.
There are still some ripening out there.
Though the portulaca has about given up the ghost... the daisies are having the last blast of summer!
I spent some time doing this. I'll be doing it tomorrow, too.
I know you're all envious!