We (royal we, I guess) interrupt this previously scheduled program of Descanso Gardens shots–all flowers, all the time–to bring you this new very yellow visitor to my yard. It looks like a Northern (Bullock’s) Oriole. A new one for my bird list. The orioles we had growing up were what I thought all orioles were–Baltimore Orioles. But this guy is a new one for me. So happy he came for a moment to add color to my zero-scape–I mean, xeriscape–back yard!
Also, I so appreciate that the back neighbors don’t winter prune their roses. How else would we have so much of their color peeking over the fence.