The Goldfinches have arrived. I've seen a couple pairs hovering around the birdfeeder the past few days. They aren't content with the seed I've given them. They're ripping apart the rudbeckia blooms too. Notice the petals on the ground.
They attacked the poppy seed pods near the mailbox. I pulled those plants yesterday to collect about a 1/4 cup of poppy seeds. Not all are ripe, but I should have enough to make a nice display next spring. They will be sown in the fall.
The bees are downright dizzy. The purple blooming veronica by the front walk is always a favorite.
The dusty miller I planted last fall attracts all sorts.
They call it bee balm for a reason.
It must be June. Suicide is painless. Keep eating those Four O'clocks.
The butterflies will be here soon. We're ready.
It's 64 degrees. The high today will be in the low to mid 90s. No chance of rain.