I've started getting spam.
This has never been a problem before,but now when I check my "dashboard" for commentsI'm seeing spam comments by the dozenson posts I've made throughout the history of my blog.
For the time being I've changed my comment setting to be moderated.
We keep society fiches as pets, and in the Spring, Summer, and Fall we keep them on the patio. We had thought all our finches were male, having lost our two females to death some years back, but we were wrong. Their first attempt to raise babies failed, I believe because we didn't realize we had a female so hadn't provided nesting material and the nest bottom had a big gap in it. Once we realized what was going on, we replaced the nest and put some nesting material in the cage. Now we have two babies, one of which has been in and out of the nest several times. They look just like their mother. Sweet things.
The patio is looking bedraggled, more like September than summertime. This is my lavender behind my woodpile:
You can see our new dogwood tree in the back left of that photo. The rue is to the left of the lavender. Here are some more photos:
And here's a visitor that came yesterday afternoon: