Simon says “what are those big birds?”
My neighbors recently got a few chickens and have built a nifty little coop and fence. Simon likes to view them for long periods of time in our lower garden. He’s coming back from his perch in this shot. The Japanese Painted Fern, Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ has been spared the raccoon thrashing this year. The little water feature is sometimes a draw and the fern is simply in their way.