A house finch with his cheery red head and breast has set up home in the eaves overlooking the garden with his partner, a dowdy brown bird, as is the feathered friend way.
Somehow I don't think his building is quite up to code yet!
Equally ownership could be claimed by the gazillions of lizards, seen usually as a flash of movement out of the corner of your eye as you move through the garden. Cute and quick they may be but quiet they ain't - boy, can they make those leaves rattle and your ticker quicker!
This bumblebee is completely wrapped up in his work with the desert willow.
The more delicate chaparral clematis has grown in leaps and bounds, covering my fence.
I know I am! Hardly enough to make a bottle of wine though, but of course, that's why God made Costco!