09 May 2007
This just in.....
I was up to my ears in dirt, grubbing happily away in the front garden, hauling out buttercups and talking to Tigger, when I heard a certain, distinctive sound.
A big fat joyous bumblebee had trundled past me earlier in the afternoon, but this was a different sound.
And there he was...the first male hummingbird of the season. He stopped and hovered a few yards from my face, as if to say, "Well??? Where the heck IS it. I'm HUNGRY!"
I got two feeders out fast, and he has now forgiven me for being slow off the mark.
The swallows arrived back today, with a whirl and twitter and aerial ballet that made me flop back in the grass and grin in bliss.
Mind you...the blackflies also arrived tonight, at least one did, while I was tenderly tucking some Virginia bluebells into the shade garden, hauling out wood anemone by the rootfuls, and celebrating the profusion of red trillium--and the white is back!--all in this one happy locale.
It is a very good thing to have spring...even if it gets cool again, we know the good weather is coming.