Robin and early blooms - go together
A brief break in the drizzle of rain and this robin perched in our plum tree with still a few drops on his head. Couldn't resist another robin shot.
Goldfinch on Ironweed
Ironweed is a common native plant with dazzling purple flowers. In Goldfinch on Ironweed, the purple blossoms compliment the canary yellow of an American goldfinch and a tiger swallowtail butterfly. The American, or Eastern, goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is the state bird of Iowa, New Jersey, and Washington. The Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucas) was named for its appearance. Its distinctive black striping resembles a tiger's pattern, and its wing shape is similar to that of a…