My fall garden is filled with goldfinches (and some fledglings) and nuthatches. They’re going through epic amounts of bird seed and unsuet-suet. This little one was bathing at the pond when it jumped on the lily pad for a ride. It must have liked it because it came coming back for more rides.
The chipmunk has decided the fireplace by the pond is his lookout point. He sat and watched the lily-riding bird and then took off to hoard more bird seed.
This goldfinch looks like he’s holding the mic for karaoke night:
The sunflowers are attracting a lot of attention. I didn’t get a good photo but right after I took this next one, the woodpecker came and pecked away on a stem. I’m not sure what he’d get from that? A drink? Insects?
This dragonfly was huge. It had to be 6″ long from nose to tail.
Here’s the waning garden. Since taking this photo, I’ve made some of the raised beds taller and added squirrel screen lids in preparation for the winter. We’ve had our first frost warning but no frost yet. The photo history of this garden is here. I’ve just had two summers here so far and this past summer was not a great growing season.
Here’s some tours of my old garden should you have the urge to go back in time.
I do love the fall. Not so sure I like the way it plunges us into winter.