Beyond the BackyardLeu Gardens

Roses and Baby Birds at Leu Gardens

Rich and I went to Leu Gardens this morning to see roses and turtles. We were pleasantly surprised to see a Common Moorhen in the lake, with her baby nearby!

Common Moorhen with baby

Common Moorhen with baby

The baby was fussing its head off (it reminded us of Squirt when he’s hungry).

Baby Common Moorhen

Baby Common Moorhen

We saw a juvenile cardinal, too.

Juvenile cardinal

Juvenile cardinal

Nearby, Daddy Cardinal kept an eye on us and on his baby.

Male Cardinal

Male Cardinal

As always, the roses at Leu Gardens were beautiful.  It’s always fun to see what varieties are blooming well there, to get ideas for my own rose garden.

'Ronald Reagan' rose

'Ronald Reagan' rose

'Lemon Spice' rose

'Lemon Spice' rose