Spring is in full swing in Austin. My garden is looking totally fabulous and I'm really enjoying all the fauna coming to visit the flora.
|stock tank pond looking diagonally across yard|
|Louisiana iris in the stock tank pond|
|leopard frog resting amongst the iris|
|blue heron fishing at the stock tank pond|
|bluebonnets, Autumn sage, Knockout rose, and yellow bulbine|
The birdfeeder is a hotbed of activity. Today I spotted a painted bunting, and two days ago my husband saw a Prothonotary warbler there. Titmice, goldfinches, house finches, chickadees and cardinals, as well as lots of sparrows, are all busily emptying the larder. The squirrels, grackles and mourning doves are totally puzzled by the new feeder that has a grid that lowers with their weight. I've also spotted golden-rumped warblers and cedar waxwings in the treetops viewed from my second story studio windows.