Tuesday, May 15, 2012
the hummingbirds are back!!!
sorry for the bad picture quality but i took this pic through a dirty window. the hummingbirds are back - woohoo! jambaloney said that he saw one this morning so we quickly made some hummingbird water and filled our feeders. they come back every year and stay until the end of july. just another creature of the Manor to thrill and enthrall. i am so happy that they are back!
and below - frog babies! these 3 clusters of eggs have been in our pond for about a week now. i check on them hourly. i am not sure if they are frogs, spring peepers, salamanders, whatever - it doesn't matter to me. i talk to them every day and encourage them to grow!
here's another pic of our pond. not so much a pond as a hole in the ground that keeps ground water. no matter, i love it. and our beautiful bench.
this is my favourite tree. i call him "the bonsai" because of his shape. you can see that his original top was blasted off by lightning many, many years ago. he's making the best of it though. i love this tree.
here's some beautiful, tiny blue flowers that grow in amongst the grass. so pretty!
and some lunch. yummy 3-bean salad with peppers and chives - yummeh!
the days keep getting warmer and longer. i planted out some brussel sprouts, broccoli and cabbage today. soon we'll be eating like kings!
jambaloney just got home from fishing - he's caught 7 more trout - woohoo! we'll be having the breakfast of champions for the next several days - trouts and sprouts - our fave. gotta run!