Sunny, windy and chilly today - impossibly to put the hide out as it would have blown away immediately, probably with me in it. So, I ended up crouched on the back steps to our deck, trying to stay out of the wind and not look dangerous to the avian visitors. Last year I bought a crab apple sapling and planted it in a big pot on the patio, with low expectations. However, it is just about ready to burst into bloom which it a lovely perch for the birds. I promptly hung a small feeder on one of its branches and waited...and along came this American Goldfinch,. Lucky me. She's just about fully molted into her summer plumage, making her a lovely soft yellow. I'll try to get one of the males soon as they are now a bright lemony yellow with jaunty black caps.
Hubs got home a little after 1 this morning, so we both slept a bit late this morning. Then he was off to the Man Cave to prep the race car for paint; while I headed to the gym (day 5 of 5 for the week, all cardio today).
SIL is working tonight so Hubs and I will enjoy a quiet dinner and a little TV with the cats.
Cheers, and have a great weekend.