Rose-Breasted Glasses

Well, May flew by, in so many ways. I'm sharing some literal flying, in the form of a new feathered visitor to the garden, these rose-breasted grosbeaks. They must have just been passing through, as after we returned from a 10-day vacation, they were gone. 

Now the show is all about fruit. Robins, catbirds, and mockingbirds are regular visitors to the mulberry tree that hangs over our fence as well as the service berry, whose fruit looks lovely and not fungus-marred this year (perhaps due to the three weeks of rain?). Maybe we will even eat some ourselves.

Soon up, hummingbirds--the native honeysuckle and Salvia are in full bloom and ready for them.