Our weekend weather is ideal for working in the garden.
A few days ago we had torrential downpours which have left our red clay soil moist. Just right for making the job of weed removal so much easier.
Temperatures in the low 70s, no humidity and a blue sky filled with a few puffy white clouds make the gardening tasks even more pleasant.
This morning I filled up the wheelbarrow with my tools of the trade and started making my way around the yard, planting and weeding as I went along.
As I got near one of the iris beds I was glad I decided to add my camera to the wheelbarrow contents. Normally I don't because I don't want to use it with my muddy hands or risk getting water on it or forgetting it's in there and throwing something on it.
In the quiet morning hours I had already heard our latest bluebird babies chirping away in the nest box. Now mama was coming to feed the little darlings their breakfast.
I think she was a little leery of my presence as she soon headed for the shelter of the nearby crepe myrtle tree. From there she sized me up and I quietly told her that I would never harm her sweet babies.
She didn't answer me, but soon flew away.
Meanwhile I stood as still as a statue enjoying the sunlight shining on the irises.
Before long she returned with breakfast for the babies.
I just started snapping away.
Not the greatest shots, but I think you can see her just about ready to feed her brood and then...
Hop in the house to check up on them.
Ah, the joys of nature.
They never cease to lift my spirits.
Perhaps that is why I am so drawn to gardening.
Anything interesting happening in your garden today?
Happy Weekending :)