Thursday, February 23, 2012
Cedar Waxwing and Cottontail
Don't the feathers of this cedar waxwing look like velvet? Such soft and beautiful colors. He's sitting in the Carolina laurel tree outside my studio window. The tree has ripened black berries from last year and is in bloom with creamy puffs of spring flowers all at the same time. I took this photo through the window so it's a bit blurry but you can see the striking markings of this lovely bird.
The little cottontail rabbit came back but I didn't see his friend. This morning I checked my raised vegetable garden and half of my sweet peas are gone but the lettuce is still there. Do you think the rabbit ate them? It's up about three feet, I didn't think a cottontail rabbit would jump up that high. I may have to put up a fence. This garden may cost me more than I hoped to spend to grow some fresh vegetables. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.