The post by the tomato pots is a favorite spot for mockingbirds to perch. I took several photos of a mockingbird there today, and I moved around to get different backgrounds behind the bird. The red in the background here is bottlebrush flowers.

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Green branches and blue sky in the background here. I like the tilt to the mockingbird’s head.

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The mockingbird didn’t seem bothered by me and the camera–they tend to be bold birds–so I walked up closer and took this shot of the bird against the sky (and one distant branch).

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I noticed today that our sage plants in the herb pot have buds and flowers.

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Sage flower in pretty shades of purple.

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One more sage flower.

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Lulu and Sophie relaxing outside together today.

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And one anole. This is the anole from the tomato pots that lost a piece of its tail during the winter. Its tail is regenerating now, and the new, growing part is a plain dark color without the markings of the original tail. It looks like it has a little curl to it too.

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