After the rain, I saw a pair of Northern Flickers on the driveway and sidewalk pecking for insects. They are getting very brave being nearby the road too. I guess hunger overcomes fear for any living thing. Not only the Northern Flickers are around but there are other birds feeding right beside them.
Skippers are back this time with a bunch of friends in my backyard! They are loving all the flowers, and the warm of the sun when we have it. I think it is mating season also since they tend to chase each other in the air.
It is just fun to watch them frantically going for each other, and sometime for the same spot in the sun.
Growing in my garden at this time of year is my sunflowers! Some were grown from the bird seeds that I took, and some were from the seeds that I have saved from last year.
My favorite color are these maroon ones. They are just screaming with their vibrant colors. I bought these seeds from some years back and just saved the seeds after the birds and the squirrels had ago at them.
The bright yellow ones are common, and I rather like something different! Happy Labor's Day everyone..
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy