It's another rainy day here in Northwest Ohio. I was hoping to spend some time in the garden, but the rain has been falling off and on all day, after starting out with fog heavy enough to cause a delayed start to the local high school's day.
But that doesn't make for a boring day! The past week has brought a real flurry of bird activity, with the sighting of the bluebirds in the back yard near the nesting boxes. The feeders have been a hub of activity too, and many of ours are placed so we can watch from the comfort of the couch.
This morning I saw the first hummingbird sipping at the window feeder. I'd seen my first hummingbird of the season early last evening, as it buzzed the flower boxes on the front porch, so I knew they would find the feeder soon.
Then, as I sat here at the computer, completing some writing assignments, a flash of red caught my eye. I looked over and caught Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal sharing a mid-day meal at the platform feeder.
I think this photo of them just begs for a caption, don't you?
UPDATE (5.13.10): The Baltimore Orioles have returned to the old oak tree, just as they've done every year for ... yeah ... that long. :-)