Friday, September 7, 2012


Besides dogs one of my other passions is gardening. I love to go out in the garden and look at the birds, bugs and bees. The other day I was pruning in the front yard and found this-a pregnant preying mantis.
Walking amongst the flowers is incredibly relaxing. Watching the bees fly in and out of the flowers pollinating is a glimpse into another world. A California carpenter bee on sage.

My favorite birds are the hummingbirds, goldfinch and California quail.
I have recently planted a cutting flower garden and was pleasantly surprised by the number of goldfinch attracted to the flowers. Above is a goldfinch sitting in a Mexican Sunflower.
They also seem to love the Cosmos and Dahlias. How many goldfinch do you count?


Michelle said...

I enjoy gardening also. Hummingbirds are so cool! Cutting gardens are fabulous to have. :)

gyeong said...

Yay, I found all 6. We have two feeders about 10 ft apart, and yet they still dive-bomb each other and can't share nicely.