The jays arrived with a flourish on July 18. They didn't stay long, but they'll be back. We always have jays in the summer. I don't know about all jays, but these Stellar's Jays are a noisy bunch. They sure raised a ruckus while they were here.
Doves are much quieter and gentler. See him there in the bird bath? I highly recommend clicking to see all photos enlarged in a light box.
Meanwhile, in the rest of the garden... Hydrangea:
Daylily and Coreopsis:
Veronica and Wallflower:
My sweetest boy:
Astilbe which the deer ate after this photo was taken:
A wider view, upper walk, south side:
Our temperatures have been staying right around 70, so you know where I've been -- right out there in the garden. Have a beautiful day!