The yard is teaming with birds this morning, chirping, singing, darting around. I am sure they feel the change in the air. Flicker, Stellar's Blue, the ever present Crows waiting for a handout, Chickadee, Sparrow, Junco, Wren. I thought I saw a Vireo ... maybe passing through? I do see a Hummingbird at the Honeysuckle throughout the summer. My favorite visitors are a tight flock of small birds, scoop in as one, move as one and move out. I think they are Pine Siskin. Bird Web, Washington State Birds. Paul Bannick bird photography.
The garden is changing. Summer season finale soon. Bolting and turning. Grapes almost ready to harvest. I love all seasons, each having a special beauty. I enjoy the chill of fall air. Colors that make me laugh out loud in my car while driving under them or watching leaves swirl in a ballet of yellow to the ground. Discovering exotic seed pods. Exposed branches ... a work of art. But it is bittersweet ... I know it will be months before big blossoming flowers, the scent of sweet peas and honeysuckle made sweeter by a hot sun.
The best part of cutting cilantro and peppermint, the lingering smell on my fingers. ;) Oh and I should mention the sweet little metal vase I purchased at Salvage Studio ... yes, Tara and I went there for a third consecutive Saturday and spent money ;0. Decided to pick up more type to make myself a new banner. Thanks Salvage Studio, but having the neatest things.