Friday, May 27, 2016

May 23


Tree peony.

Heron in the pond!  I think this bird is easily big enough to take a small duckling.  But the mama ducks did not seem worried by the presence of the heron.  This pond surely contains a gracious plenty of fish for it to snack on.

This is a big bird.  Four feet tall, at least, I think.  Big bill.  Look at the wispy feathers on its back.  I wonder what those are for...........

One mama with four ducklets.

Another mama with 10.  Hoping they live long and prosper!


This is my favorite iris.  Dark purple, with stripes.

Closer crop of the above.  Iris have so much going on...........


Geranium.  Especially like the chartreuse spent ones pointing up and down.

Wisteria.  Smells so good........................



thecrazysheeplady said...

Herons are one of my all time favorite birds :-).

I need orange said...

I think it's thrilling that this little pond, in the middle of town, can attract such a big bird. This city pond is making such a difference to this part of my world.... :-)