The birdhouse that Darrell Baker made for us is under the Rose of Sharon. Its California, I don’t think the birds really use birdhouses here. But we like it, and painted it to match our own house. Once a bird sat on the “porch railing” but didn’t go inside. This is the first flush of the delphiniums there, behind the delphiniums in other parts of the yard. The pansies are holding on in spite of advancing weeds. Some have also been killed from Winslow “watering” them. The brandy rose is over 20 years, and I haven’t been babying it this year as much as usual. It needs a good prune and some rose food. I have bought the rose food, but it is still resthing in Grant’s old red wagon.