More species of birds live by the lake and sleep on the lawns than last time I was here. Even runner ducks, and several types of geese in addition to the Canada geese, who were not interested in us at all.
I loved these khaki-colored guys with their topknots.
This morning I went out to take photos of the wet and more stationary garden. Quite a few pimientos are ripe red now, and I'll be snapping them off soon to roast over the gas flame of the stove.
In the front yard the verbena is still blooming away, and contrasts nicely with the variegated leaves of the shrub whose name I can't remember right now.