Apr 14, 2011
The first hummingbird is here!
This photo is terrible, shot on my cell phone, but look just above where I wrote "bird!" - that's the first hummingbird sighted this year!
If you are already in the know, this is a big deal as we are welcoming back old friends. If you are new to hummingbirds, here's the scoop: they return to the same yards/area year after year and fly thousands of miles just to be here in my yard so it always makes me smile when they arrive. What is interesting is that they always return to their same spot, they don't always use the same route to get there. We have no hummingbird feeders, just lots of plants that they love. On any given morning, I have 7-10 hummingbirds outside the back deck. Visit Hummingbirds.net to find out all kinds of cool stuff and what to plant so you never need a feeder, as well as migration dates and varieties.
Tomorrow will be the day for tomato planting - these are way too big to be in here anymore, and the sacrificial Brandywine out in the garden is doing great.
Yesterday I finally tackled "the stack" - I feel so much better now and the pile is gone!
Another sign - the azaleas are almost there.... I just checked my garden calendar from last year and the azaleas opened up on April 18th last year.