Hello, friends. June 1st always feels like the first day of summer to me. And our weather in New Hampshire today was lovely - sunny and low 70s. It was a perfect day for birds and blooms, and I couldn't help myself from taking just a couple of photos in between warping the loom.
Here is our "Dortmund" rose. It is a climbing rose, is very vigorous, but does not have much scent. No matter -- the multitude of rose blooms makes up for any perceived deficiency:
And here is a new neighbor:
This red-bellied woodpecker has been visiting off and on for about 2 weeks. He is still quite skittish (unlike the chickadees or downy woodpeckers) and doesn't appreciate people nosing in too close for a look at his splendid feathers. I daresay he will return tomorrow, though -- or at least until the suet runs out.
And here's a nest update: there are still 4 eggs in the nest. No babies yet!
Have a lovely weekend & be well,