Friday, May 8, 2015

They're Back!

HUMMINGBIRDS!



I looked out my window early yesterday morning 
just as a hummingbird was zipping toward the Red-bud tree. 

Quite suddenly, he stopped his flight... 
hovering in mid air.

He cocked his head in all directions then seemed to stare right at me.

"What? No feeders up?"


He then flew away just as quickly as he came.



Did you know that Hummingbirds return to the same nesting place year after year?


Yes, they do... it has actually been documented.


"Most of these birds DO return to the same feeders or gardens to breed year after year. What's more, they often stop at the same spots along the way and arrive on the same date! Not bad for birds with brains no bigger than a grain of rice." Hummingbird Journey North


Well my feeders are up now and the Salvia 'Black and Blue' is planted. 

Did you know Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' 
is a Hummingbird Magnet?




Once this salvia starts blooming in my gardens,
 the feeders are abandoned.

The hummers spend their days dancing in the blue blooms 
sipping the nectar with their long tongues.

They put on quite the show!




♥ BTW... all pictures in this post are from my archives.
No pictures yet of Hummingbirds 2015.
Seriously...  thinking maybe I should always have my camera dangling from my neck.
Sometimes I miss the best shots!



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This Grandmother's Garden | Highland, Utah, USA

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Oh Thank Heavens!



Early morning in my gardens...
is simply magical.




And while the snow lingers in our Mountains...
all is as it should be down here.

Oh Thank Heavens!


"I plant the seed,

You make it grow. 

You send the rain,

I work the hoe."

-Anonymous



Verse contributed by Bonnie...
it warms my heart. ♥



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This Grandmother's Garden | Highland, Utah, USA


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Serendipity in Spring


Snowing!!!  


Sometimes, 
SPRING gets a little confused. 


Rebuds in Snow


Perhaps she's so busy painting the pastels 
that she doesn't see Old Man Winter rushing in 
for a final fling.


Periwinkle taking a Peek 


Such a SERENDIPITOUS event, 
don't cha think?


Boomerang Lilac with Snowcaps


No worry.
The moisture is always welcome!


Pincushions in Crystal


And the colors peeking through the snow...
simply MAGICAL!





Besides... Winter always enjoys it's last beautiful blast!
And the budding trees and flowers...
always seem to survive.


( This snow storm gathered 3 inches in my gardens yesterday. 
Today as I'm posting this, it has all disappeared.
I've learned you gotta grab the camera quick if you want to capture the magic!)




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This Grandmother's Garden | Highland, Utah, USA