Tree swallows checking out the martin house (they're still in the area but they're not nesting in the house, more's the pity):
Male Downy woodpecker:
Male American goldfinch:
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."
"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."