Two nests of brand new baby birds in the ferns hanging on our front porch.
They are House Finches and the adult males have pretty red heads and breasts:
The first peony of the season:John's hard work in training the Clematis on the mailbox has finally paid off. The mailbox area is a work in progress. I'm going to have to move the lilies or daffodils or whatever is going on at the bottom because they can never decide whether they want to bloom, and although those pink flowering things are perennial and impossible to kill, they are only pretty like this for about two months out of the year. The rest of the time it looks like scrub grass. But you know, there's a lot to be said for perennial and impossible to kill! Our street address sign finally fell off, even though this is a new-ish mailbox, but I suppose it was for the best. It was a prime bird-pooping perch, and it frustrated the daylights out of John to have bird poop all over his pretty new mailbox. It's a lot cleaner now, and I'm sure our mail lady is thanking us.