Woke up during the night to the sound of banging which seemed to be coming from somewhere in the house. Half asleep I stumbled out of bed and went to face whatever might be coming in. Got as far as the living room when I realized that it was fireworks going off, likely down on the beach. Celebrating Canada Day no doubt. Himself will be back from his holidays in a weeks time so I'm trying to make the most of my time alone.
This morning at 6:00 am, I was outside struggling to get grass and wild raspberry bushes out from under a Snowball Tree. I hadn't realized how much the weeds, etc. had gotten out of hand there. Lots of digging and pulling I can tell you.
It's another gorgeous day, clear blue skies everywhere you look. Lots of perfumes wafting up from the different flowers. I counted 40 buds on a rose bush I bought a couple of years ago. Those roses and the white "wild roses" are giving off quite a scent. I'm glad I moved most of them last year to the one area, now I can sit on the bench surrounded by the wonderful smells. The buttercups are blooming along the pathways in parts of the garden. I think they look quite charming and always look forward to seeing them.
I've been so intent on looking for bugs to photograph lately that I've forgotten the birds. Here's a few pictures I took today.
First a young grey jay. They are all black before they get their adult feathers.
This is one of the parents.
Is that a worm I hear??
Not a real rat!