While inside the barnhouse there is a flurry of activity with drywall and the like, outside is where the real story is at (in my opinion). We’ve had some beautiful sunsets, encountered new wildflowers, met more of our winged and four-legged neighbors, and had some fun in the sun.
The trail camera snapped a photo of this little cutie. Are those ears great or what?!
And from our other game camera, a member of the Moosicorn Midnight Chorus:
Among others, Pine Siskins and Red Crossbills visit our feeder:
I had been eagerly awaiting the Marisposa Lilies’ arrival. I think they are so exotic looking!
This year, I’ve also encountered many flowers I’d never seen before. This is due partly to the fact that we are living here full time, but is also due to the large amount of spring rain we received this year. These two orchids are new to me and fairly uncommon in this area. The first is Hooded Ladies’ Tresses and the second one I still haven’t identified for sure yet. It could be Piperia elongata (denseflower rein orchid), Piperia unalascensis (Alaska rein orchid, slender-spire orchid), or Platanthera stricta (slender bog orchid). Please leave a comment if you know.
Although summer arrived cautiously, it is finally here. We’ve had some fun enjoying the heat and sunshine.