So happy to see this lovely carpenter bee. We used to see them all the time, but they seem to be much rarer these days, alas. They are solitary and make nests in wood, bamboo, etc. Love them! They pollinate just like our friends the honeybee girls.
The fountain is the place to be right now...earlier a crow put something (a cracker, I think) into the fountain, and then this lovely--I think it is a Lesser Goldfinch--and a smaller bright yellow bird were hanging out. The doves visited, too...ah, springtime!
Wildly in love with my husband B., guardian of Miss Tallulah Mae (the wonder dog), adorer of all canines, editor of books, dilettantish crafter, vintage shopper, lover of libraries, neophyte cellist, and foziewisp.