Frilly Blackcurrant Poppies
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' ~ the wasp, whose bottom you can see, was sitting on my hand as I took the previous photo :O)
Young, fresh nasturtium leaves and buds ready to burst into flower ~ This is Nasturtium 'Alaska' with its distinctive mottled/variegated leaves
The Strawberry Patch ~ the little blue pansy grew there all by itself ~ the photo can't convey the wonderful sound of buzzing bees and hornets
A Nasturtium flower at close quarters ~ art at work in nature
........ and this is the one you've all been waiting for. Come on, admit it! Here's the little boy himself, only not so little now. A few days ago, his wildness was becoming more evident and he refused to let me feed him. He's now feeding himself all the time. I've transferred him to the greenhouse where he can have some space to grow stronger and exercise his wings until he is able to fly off in safety. Don't worry, I've got the windows open so he doesn't cook! The windows are closed at night to protect him from cats. Jack's safe in there for now, but he avidly watches the comings and goings of the other sparrows and cheeps excitedly when he sees them. I'm glad to say that my earlier worry about him becoming imprinted on me is now forgotten, as his natural instincts are developing daily. I am absolutely amazed at the difference in him now since a couple of weeks ago when he toppled from his nest. I'm looking forward to the day when I can take a photograph of him sitting on the fence with all the other sparrows. Way to go Jack!