Meet the elegant tree swallow!

Bird tree swallow

I never realized how long and elegant a tree swallow is for such a small bird. Must be the swallowtail!


Future wild cherries

tree wild cherry

Depending on the interest of our local bird population I hope to be able to follow the development of these tiny wild cherries and show you how they grow. They are very edible. Once upon a time I was famous for my wild cherry jelly.

Flower making a face in the rain!

Flower Violet 3-30-18

First violet of my spring takes a bow, making a face in the rain. Does it look like an alien to you? Violets are  hosts for local butterflies! They make fun people food too! But instead of eating them, I am watching all my violets for the first butterfly!