Monday, May 17, 2010

The Early Bird Finds the Early Bird!

This morning about 6:30 I saw something hovering around the window in front of my computer. It was a hummingbird! It landed on the hummingbird feeder that I attached to the window. Fortunately there was just a bit of food left in it, sadly I should have changed it out a few days ago. It's been cleaned and refilled with fresh food so hopefully the little guy will be back. I just can't fathom how something so tiny can migrate so far!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Sadly the lilacs are ending their blooming season. Our lilac shrub is right outside the porch. The scent was so rich this year, but just as they started blooming, the temperature dipped. So no reading on the front porch enveloped in lilac scent for me this season lol.

Also this year I need to take out the two largest canes. If you have lilacs with leaves like the ones shown that develop notches as the season goes on, you have the little beetles that live in the bark of the older canes. But I have to wait till the lily-of-the-valley which are growing through the base of the lilac finish blooming.