The first day of summer was a rainy but delightful day. The bee balm is starting to bloom. Even though it's nearly four feet tall and has nearly taken over the perennial garden, I let it go. It gives much sustenance to the bees and hummingbirds. Floral arrangement is from California before I started working in clay. I used to have quite a collection of antique vases which are now long gone.
Yesterday morning looking out my window I saw the mother and father wrens feeding their newly fledged babies. Wonderful to see them taking care of the babies so diligently.
Taken through my window you can see the baby wren on the pavement below trying to eat a large moth. It took him some time to eat the moth.
Here's the mother wren sitting on the railing waiting to catch more moths to give to her young. I can tell the parents because their flight is much surer and their tail feathers are much longer than the youngsters. I know the photos aren't very clear but I'm sure you can feel my delight at seeing our family of wrens. Once again Saturday I'll be at the farmers market. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.