Our weather has been mild for the last week, with highs in the upper fifties and sixties. The squirrels have been scampering about, but not when I've had my camera out. The weekend is supposed to be very nice, and I hope to get more garden clean up done.
When I was editing my bloom photos for Friday, I noticed this insect of some kind on the rue.
People have been seeing large numbers of the Asian ladybugs, but I have only seen this one that fell to the floor and disappeared after I tried to pick it up with a paper towel to put back outside.
I was glad to see the bees out and about.
I noticed there is at least one robin still here. I'm not sure what the other bird is, but it may be a grackle.
The above was written yesterday, Friday. When I looked out the window this morning, I saw a blue jay, so I went out to try to get a photo. I did get one, but it was blurry, so I walked around and took a few more photos.
I frequently eat apples in the car on my way home from work. This one wasn't very good, so I put it in the yard over a week ago for the critters. I've seen other things on it, but this morning, it just looks like the ants are enjoying it. Last week, our grandson saw it when we were outside, pointed to it, and said, "Yuck!"
I saw another robin and heard several kinds of birds this morning, including crows, but didn't get any shots, so went around taking pics of the various nests in ours and the nearest neighbors' trees. I assume the largest ones belong to squirrels. Can you tell what kinds of birds these belong to?
Oh, and a squirrel came over to scold me, but it was too dark for most of the photos to turn out. Also, the tail was a blur in most of them. ;o)
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