I was going to make this a wordless Wednesday post, but do you know how hard it is for me to remain wordless? Especially when I have a pretty and new-to-me sunflower to show. I have shown this one before, but this shot is a little better than the last one. I'm loving this color! But, I'm sad to report, something is getting into my sunflowers and has broken some of them. It's sad to see those pretty heads wilting and dying.
Here is my repurposed planter for flowers that I mentioned back in the spring. We had an old fire pit that was too dilapidated to use, so we discarded the top part and took out the grate. I had BG drill some holes in the bottom for drainage and I used some spray paint I had left over from last year and I now have a new and different planter.
I've been meaning to show this nest. As you can see in the photo on the left, the tree is dead and the nest is very near the top. See the ear of corn hanging from a branch that the bird appears to be looking at?
And what's amazing about the nest is that after the storm that went through the area a couple of weeks ago, that took down a number of trees, the nest is still there! I'm always amazed at a bird's handiwork in fashioning a nest that withstands high winds and rain and hail.
I believe this is a hawk in the nest, but I'm not sure what kind. Maybe a Red-tailed Hawk? I would see him or her sitting in the nest nearly each time I drove by this tree.
Happy Wednesday to you!