Morning glories are beginning to bloom in the barrel garden! \o/ Next to it is a firecracker plant.
Here is the whole barrel garden.
Petunias are blooming. This is before the storm knocked over all the pots. Again. I had to put them back together. Again. >_<
Barn swallows are nesting under the open porch over the patio. :D 3q3q3q!!! I am so excited. We used to have them all the time when I was little, but I haven't seen any in ages. When it comes to eating bugs, they are like little vacuum cleaners with wings. I actually recognized them from the flight pattern: the bird flew out from under the porch high overhead, so I knew to look up and see where she had come from. This is where. \o/