Sunday, January 15, 2012

Material for a Hummer's Nest

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I used to mow down the Japanese anemone seed heads before they reached this stage until one early spring day when I saw a hummingbird plucking the soft white froth in its beak and zooming off to parts unknown.  I watched while the hummer came back again and again, finally putting it together: what a perfect lining for a nest.

This time of year it looks like there's cotton growing in my garden beds. I no longer make excuses.

January:  Garlic and onions are coming up; some potatoes dug, others in the ground; last summer's chard given to the chickens; more garlic to plant; beds to amend.
Weather:  very dry winter so far; sunny days with highs in the 60s; waiting for much-needed rain (secretly loving the sunshine).

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Sylvia K said...

Beautiful! I love it and what a great shot! Hope your new year is off to a good start! Good to see your post for the day!


Christine said...

Hello Sylvia. So nice to hear from you. I've been away from blogging for so long that I hardly know where to begin again. But I am going to try, one baby step at a time. Thanks for being such steadfast follower and friend.

Marvin said...

Good for you! I love it when not getting around to gardening chores benefits nature.

I think several us with semi-dormant -- or, at least, neglected -- blogs are trying to get back into the blogging habit again. I am. Best you luck in 2012!

anna maria said...

The title along with the photograph make for a perfect fairytale.