Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cardinal Creeper

With the cool nights and lots of rain, my cardinal creepers have really taken off, both in the front and by the side porch bird feeders.

In addition to the beautiful color and plentiful flowers, they have finally attracted hummingbirds, who have been scarce this summer.

They fly to each blossom, and when there are several birds, it is fun to
 watch their territorial behavior. They dive bomb each other, as if there were not enough flowers to share.

As the days get shorter, and the nights get cooler, I am enjoying every trace of summer, and hoping that this winter will not be as harsh as last winter's devastating ice storm.

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