I'm happy to report that my creeping phlox has weathered the winter. It's showing off it's petite lilac colored flowers and bringing a smile to my face.
You never realize how much work a yard is until you start from scratch. Our lot was vacant farm land before a developer bought it. Now, I'm trying to domesticate it.
It looks like our mother robin has decided to come back again this year. Last year she built her nest on one of our window sills. This year she constructed her "home" in one of the "cedar" trees.
It was up a little high for me to peak in, but I held up the camera and hoped for a few good shots.
Her nest is nice and deep and a first glance it looked like she had three eggs.
From a different angle, it looks like she has four perfectly blue eggs.
We'll see what happens. Last year we think a hawk got the little hatchlings. Hopefully she's hidden her nest well enough to bring on the next generation of robins.
"The robin flew from his swinging spray of ivy on to the top of the wall and he opened his beak and sang a loud, lovely trill, merely to show off. Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off - and they are nearly always doing it."
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden