In the backyard:
Wild strawberries are interspersed in the grass.
The daylilies are blooming.
And the brown-eyed Susans
The monarda (bad hair day flowers:)
And the sedum.
This little hydrangea is having a problem deciding what color he prefers his blooms to be.
Unfortunately, Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal were quite insistent on building in the butterfly bush. Can you see the nest?
I'm afraid Frank will have to be under house arrest in a few weeks, for a few weeks:)
Addendum: Since I wrote this post, Cool Hand Frank turned his attention from outsmarting the warden (the HH) and making a break for it to the bird's nest, which he's effectively destroyed. I'm both saddened and relieved. Relieved that cat insurance was not necessary and no lives were lost. Mr. Cardinal is not taking it at all well. Hanging on the fence above his nest and complaining. I suspect that the Mrs. left him for (in her mind) a better provider and that this is the source of his complaints. Fickle, I know, but Mrs. Cardinal had to do, what Mrs. Cardinal had to do. Hopefully, Mr. Cardinal will find a better and safer neighborhood.
Addendum to the Addendum: The little guy hung around all day and into the evening. He looked pretty lost. I've heard they mate for life or until something happens to their mate. I haven't seen him today so I'm going on the assumption he found the missus or is online (phone line perhaps) looking for a new mate.
My Mother's Day gifts from my son and his family arrived last week. A coffee cup with a picture of my sweet Belle on it, which I treasure.
AND...While I loved getting this, I did get a chuckle out of it. Just what every mom needs during COVID-19.
How was your weekend and your Monday? What's growing in your garden? Got birds nests? Got toilet paper?