The rain continues, making it difficult to finish planting. The birds don't seem to mind the weather and we have more than in years past. The blue eggs at the top were laid by a bluebird in the nestbox nailed to a dog kennel post. The bottom picture shows blue-green eggs of a chipping sparrow. She laid her eggs in a burning bush outside my office window.
These onions are about ready to be pulled.
Above: a harvest of radishes and onions.
A pair of orioles now come to the hummingbird feeders. I later took off a few bee guards so they can fit their beaks in. I also leave out orange slices and grape jelly. I took these pictures through a window.
My lettuce, spinach and radishes are thriving, but some plants are getting too big.
The spouts like it better outside. Some are starting to outgrow their small containers.
Before and after. In between rains I planted my new butterfly garden outside the basement windows. The chipping sparrow is nesting in the bush on the far right. Many of the butterfly plants and grasses should be three feet tall in a few months.
Rabbits like what I planted so I am trying out some whirleys to keep them away.
Two sweet corn sprouts have made their way into the light.
Here I am in the midst of getting my small tomatoes into the ground.
Frogs enjoy a warm day.
Two pairs of goldfinches visit the thistle feeders throughout the day.
These potatoes I planted in a hard plastic bucket and a soft "bag" immediately sprouted. I add dirt and straw as they grow.
Lilies in my little pond
Chip Taylor gave me some silk worm cocoons, and now they have popped out as moths. They have a short life: they mate, lay eggs then die.
Green bean sprouts in a small pot.
This raspberry plant was the size of a pencil last year. I put a plastic bottle that drains water into a funnel alongside the plant.