27th September

We have had rain and overall cloudy skies for days now here in the Carolinas. Not typical for us! And the air has been oppressively humid for late September! But the plants are loving the extra watering from Mother Nature at least. This morning the birds have been very active on the feeder - black caps, tufted titmouse and a few doves milling around the ground. I hadn't seen hummingbirds for days, but one did flit in yesterday for a drink of nectar. We have a resident pair of Cardinals that are still visiting every evening around dusk.

The burning bush is half red now and many of the trees are hinting at autumn colours too. All that we are missing is cooler weather!

Red Cardinal - which happens to be North Carolina's official state bird

Black Cap

Tufted Titmous