After two beastly hot and humid days, today was a gem. Still quite warm, breeze off the water kept the things comfortable in the shade of the porch. I had a bit of work still sitting on my desk, so I bounced back and forth from my office to the porch, fitting in some reading interspersed with a bit of photography.

house-finch

This little Purple Finch perched on the edge of a planter with newly sprouting flowers.

goldfinch-male

A flashy Goldfinch dropped in.

goldfinch

And was soon followed by his pretty mate.

hummingbird

The humming birds soared by, but were very skittish when it came to getting on camera.

ducks

And then there were the ducks, lounging along the edge of the pond.

All in all, a lovely Sunday!