15 hours ago
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Birds and Blooms
We have had such wonderful weather, our yard has just taken off.
Look at some of the pretty blooms...
Our basil was full so I hacked it all down and made 2 pounds of my basil butter to put into the freezer...click here to get the recipe, etc.
Look at the empty pots...nothing left but these little sticks.....they'll be full again soon though. I love how basil flourishes the more you cut it.
The birds are back and have taken an interest in the tomatoes.
I'm glad I planted several...along with more basil and some bell peppers.
I watched two lovely birds investigate the birdhouse.
They took turns checking it out throughout the day Monday and began furnishing it Tuesday.
This is the male, he has a lovely crest on his head.
Here is the female checking out the box:
I'd never seen one before but looked them up and found out they are Great Crested Flycatchers:
Aren't they pretty!
We are also thrilled because the hummingbirds and red headed woodpeckers are back this year.
As a special treat we've also got bluebirds and Texas house finches here right now.