It's raining today, but we had an absolutely gorgeous weekend, so lots of time was spent outside.
This is an Amsonia that I found growing in the sloughs and floodway fields of our farm. I think it's Amsonia tabernaemontana. The foliage is a beautiful blue-green in spring and is as appealing as the blue flowers.
With Eastern Columbine. I have planted this area with Baptisia australis and alba seedlings as well, which should bloom in the next couple of years.
This lovely male bluebird was just checking out the Purple Martin house. Every year either a pair of Bluebirds or Great Crested Flycatchers uses the colony house we put up for the Purple Martins. We have Purple Martins flying around all of the time, but figure that the house isn't quite high enough for them.
Eventually I will get shots of the Blue Grosbeaks and Indigo Buntings. But there's a world of difference between saying "Oh look, there's an Indigo Bunting" and actually getting a good photo!