Saturday, my younger daughter and I were sitting out at my table and chairs under the
tree and she whispered, look up. I looked and there was a
hummingbird sitting in the tree!!! I've never seen a hummingbird this
early! I usually see them starting about the middle of May. The next day, Sunday, my daughter and I were looking out on the deck and a different hummingbird was
checking out my native honeysuckle vine. The vine has buds on it but no
blooms yet. Apparently, the hummingbird was looking to see if there
were any flowers for it to eat from.
Since there were obviously hummingbirds here, I pulled out my hummingbird
feeder and filled it and put it out. I took Monday off from work and at one
point I was sitting at my table and a little hummingbird came to my
feeder! Another hummingbird came and sat in the tree and then chased
the little one away. But then the little one came back. I haven't been
home and outside this week to see hummingbirds anymore, but I sure did
like to see them those three days!
We have a white cat. Or, more correctly, a white cat lives at our house. Her name is Princess. We got her when she was a kitten, about nine years ago, but she has never been tame enough to pet. However, this is her home and we feed her. She'll come hang out with me when I am in the garden, but she won't let us touch her. Here she is, taking a nap on the deck with my blue pots and yellow Johnnies.
(The "etching" that you in the glass of the sliding glass doors is actually white paint, stenciled on so the birds that I feed right outside don't fly into the glass.)
Finally! The Tulip Poplar trees are getting their leaves. This is such a welcome sight!
My chickie dudes like the spring day, too. Here they are, back in their pen ~ for safety. But earlier, they got to wander around the yard, scratching and pecking. Yes, they are hens, but I still call them my dudes.
Daffodils! So sunny and cheerful. I didn't realize that I had a white one.
A Muscari has seeded itself at the edge of the stone path. Isn't that how we are sometimes? Trying to grow in a difficult, "rocky" place?
Another brave little plant growing in the rocks. A reseeded Johnnie.
The blooms on this Veronica are tiny, but oh, so beautiful. I love the blueness of them.
These are Tete a Tete Daffodils that I planted in the fall. I think they are so charming.