Good morning and welcome to my garden where life is growing and hummingbirds are courting!
Here’s the view of the garden beds from above.
Herbs and flowers are at their peak and edibles are in various stages of growth. Bush beans are flourishing and tomatoes are adjusting. I forgot to plant potatoes this year but no matter, they are sprouting up wherever they please.
Heavy rainfall has passed so watering is now a necessity. Benji sees to that.
Tiger does his part in the garden too by guarding the compost bin – here he is sleeping on the job.
An entire bed is devoted to strawberries though this may be the last year. Many have been plundered by insects or tiny slugs perhaps. I managed to salvage a few and will be on watch as they continue to ripen. Here are two of the best from today surrounded by new raspberries and thimbleberries. Aren’t they pretty?
On the other side of the fence the apple trees are heavy with young blushing apples. I hope it is more than a tease and they continue to grow and stick around till fall. I have yet to get a good crop.
Meanwhile in the shady backside of the yard hummingbirds can be seen courting.
It usually starts around the feeder where two stop by for a drink.
Afterwards the chase is on until the male perches high above to preen and fluff and flitter, flashing his head this way and that turning it a brilliant red.
The female seems unimpressed so far – perhaps she is already spoken for or playing hard to get.
At least for now.