. It was a good year for the Lilac Festival!
. This bird seemed to be feasting on insects that were hidden among the apple blossoms.
. Notice how the green leaves are extremely sharp and the pink to magenta (i.e., "anti-green") flower petals are not. Apparently my camera only considers the green channel during its automatic focus operation. This is a consistent effect with all pink to magenta objects.
. The daily trillium.
. This butterfly gets its name from the white "C" underneath its hind wings, as seen here. From underneath this butterfly looks like a dried leaf of autumn.
. A daily nest check.
. It's hard to capture the sense of beauty of this large solid patch of bluebells. It goes on for quite some distance outside of the picture, left, right, and back.
. You can just see the big juicy bug that the female is getting ready to carry to the nest to feed a nestling.