To me a garden isn't a garden without birdsong.
and other assorted birds are frequent visitors
especially when the wild Sunflowers go to seed.
And adding some of your own doesn't hurt either ;)
My Parakeets in the outside aviary my Dad made before I was born.
Other natural activity makes the garden alive.
Love my Dragonflies ♥
My photo made it into
Praying Mantis have been considered beneficial
but they also eat other beneficials.
They are still cool though.
Adding a water element makes your garden serene.
The Koi in my pond can make a bad day brighter.
By simply watching them it relaxes me.
Watching fish in aquariums have been proven to
reduce high blood pressure and stress,
I would imagine these would too.
My largest Butterfly Koi, "Angel"
I love to watch her fins float and
move so effortlessly in the water.
My other Koi
This one is a 3 year old baby that was born here in the pond.
Angel and one of my Sister's babies she gave me
that is about 7 yrs old
Feeding time :)
The whitish one is a sibling to the other baby from my Sister.
If you look close you can see an all black baby in the center of this photo. It was born last Spring, a year old now. A surprise since it's so dark we didn't even know it was in there until it grew!
The Falls drowns out most of the neighborhood noise.
And of course I couldn't leave out Boris, his feelings would be hurt. Natasha is hiding out. It's "The Season of Love" and Boris has only one thing on his mind!
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