flowers and flocks

pineapple sage

The pineapple sage is in full bloom, but foliage is dry (no surprise).  I found a delicious-sounding recipe for pecan-sage pesto that I’ve been looking forward to making and eating, but I don’t want to hurry the show of the lovely flowers. 

plucky purple coneflower keep on keepin’ on

 Today the trees were full of loud birds and they flocked to the birdbath, seeming more thirsty and dusty than hungry.  Unfortunately, they were mostly grackles and those wascally starlings.  I hate to attract starlings, but whatcha gonna do?  Besides, they are so in-your-face that they don’t scare when you come near, making it easy to take pictures:


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