Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

About that new header photo...

...and a couple of other slight tweaks to the format you may have noted.

I don't change out blog elements very often - in fact in all the years I've been blogging I've only swapped out the title background three or four times.  Occasionally I simply get antsy to do something fresh, so I play around a little.  It is always my intent that none of my changes feel intrusive but rather add a bit of a fresh look to enhance your experience reading here.

Just for fun: This latest photo featured up top has a bit of a surprise...

If you look up top where it appears on the blog, focusing on the area directly below the "S" in Austin?   A hummingbird silhouette is there, a regular visitor caught while heading in towards a back porch feeder.

I don't get many hummingbirds at a time, but the ones I get behave fiercely attached to the feeder stations so they've won my begrudging admiration for their tenacity and peevishness both.
In other words, the hummingbirds visiting here (the proud, the few) really do seem to fit right in as part of our family!

As always, thanks very much for dropping in here and sharing a little agrodolce.  Y'all come back now, y'hear!?


Tina said...

I noticed the new header photo and liked it, but didn't catch the hummingbird. What a cool addition to the shot. I've only seen a few hummers this year, but the fall migration will begin soon and that's when I typically see more of them.

TexasDeb said...

Thanks Tina! I didn't notice the hummingbird I'd caught until I was editing the shot.

I just put fresh nectar out in both feeders and am keeping an eye out for early migrators. I've got my fingers crossed my local territorial guard bird will choose one feeder preferentially leaving room for guests passing through at the other.

Linda/patchwork said...

I agree with Tina. I like the new header, but didn't catch the hummingbird at first.

Good luck with your resident hummer sharing. Mine seldom do.

TexasDeb said...

Thanks, Linda. Yeah, I am only hoping my resident guard bird will suddenly develop more generous tendencies when faced with pleading hordes. And frankly, I'll probably only ever hope to be treated to hordes of migrating hummingbirds pleading or otherwise. Whatever passes for hummingbird Siri must be directing everybody elsewhere.