The new flowers and plants are taking well in the flower garden. The carpet roses are heavy laden with blooms. The day lilies are close to making their spring appearance. Their bed needs a coat of mulch before the summer heat sets in.
Daddy Wren perched upon an old weathered tree stump just a few feet from me and began singing. It was a perfect moment to snap a good photo. I watched for a while as the wren parents made several trips around the brush in the back yard then in and out of the nest box. I could hear the baby birds chirping when a parent approached the nest.
Piper likes to come out of the brush and play when I'm in the area. She gets hyperactive and does all sorts of silly things that make me laugh. She plays with pine cones and sticks and digs around in the dirt and piles of pine straw. She runs and dashes about and sometimes takes an unpredictable notion to climb halfway up a tree. On this day, she wanted to include Butters in her play but he displayed no interest in it. He didn't have time for her nonsense because it was interfering with his cat nap.
I enjoy the sights and sounds of my back yard. I treasure the abundant signs of life in it.