When she put out the bird bath for the season, she wanted to be able to photograph visiting birds. As good as she is with her iPhone, it doesn't really do the trick for these long, fast photos. I attached my longest lens, and set up the camera, so she could just turn it on and shoot.
She picks it up from time to time and catches a bird in the bath.
Meanwhile, I saw a chipmunk scurrying around the yard, so I took a few photos.
Here it was digging in the mulch.
It hopped up onto the flowerpot to check it out. No flowers yet, which is a good thing since we experienced another frost warning last night. I even turned the furnace back on this morning — just for awhile, you understand.
From there, it did move to the bath, but chipmunks aren't birds, and they don't seem to bathe. They do drink but not on this day. So cute. Why are chipmunks cute but squirrels not so much — at least to me?
It was quite interested in the pot of violas. I had purchased it for indoors, but it is surviving outdoors for now.
As you may have noticed, we have forget-me-nots strewn about. They are particularly noticeable in the third photo. I haven't made an effort to photograph them as such yet this year. I probably will at some point although they will undoubtedly looks the same as every other year.
After the previous post, two of you mentioned sowing forget-me-not seeds. Go ahead, but there's no hurry, for they won't bloom this year.
Myositis plants are relatively easy to propagate, whether via seed or by division.
Most garden forget-me-nots will be biennial, growing from seeds dispersed in late summer and fall, flowering and dispersing seed the following year, and dying afterwards.
But because they self-seed readily, it’s easy to keep your flower patch going.https://www.gardenia.net/plant/myosotis-sylvatica-forget-me-not
After letting them go to seed, I shake the plants to scatter seeds. They take hold where they will and flower in the next spring. These are descendants of my dad's forget-me-nots that he sowed at our place over 40 years ago. I transported them here 18 years past, and they return every year. It pleases me greatly to greet them once again in spring and to be reminded of my dad.