Tiny Tuesday ....
... Bealtine, Celtic festival of summer.
Nothing says Summer more than the return of our summer birds. The Blue Jays are here year-round but we don't usually see them very often in the winter months. So when they return for the warmer months I'm thrilled to see them. I just love their beautiful coloring and exuberant nature.
I was able to spent a good amount of time on the deck today simply enjoying the sunshine and the wildlife around me. I had brought out the newspaper but was easily distracted by all the goings on around me ... which I love. I've added a photo in extras of one of the Gray Catbirds that have returned for the summer months.
And here's some great news! We saw our first Ruby-throated hummingbird in our backyard this afternoon! That made me very, very happy! I would have been even happier had I been able to get a picture of him! But hopefully soon.
After supper we got out for a walk at Housenick Memorial Park. We saw lots of interesting things along the way ... including a beautiful Baltimore Oriole and some kind of thrush ... possibly a hermit thrush.
It was a great day!