The Wild Side

As much as I like Margaret and Cory’s garden plants, I enjoy the wildlife even more.

They share their property with native plants like this native Rose, one of my favorite flowers and the first I’ve seen in full bloom this year.

Wild Rose

While I was talking to Grandpa Bob about his large, hand-turned garden, I kept seeing a flock of birds flying back and forth from the nearby trees to the tops of firs. Since the sun was behind them, it took me awhile to realize it was a flock of Cedar Waxwings feeding on the holly berries,

Cedar Waxwing

another first for this year.

P.S. Thought you’d be excited to know that I got two yards of bark dust on the front garden today — two trips in my little Tacoma pickup. Luckily it’s not nearly as heavy as the yard of “potting soil” that I spread in the raised beds earlier. Real Life is so darn boring, it’s no wonder so many of my long-time blogging friends have stopped blogging.