Monday, May 9, 2016

Garden Happiness Is...

 My daughter picked violets for me on Mother's Day again!  When she was a young child handfuls of lawn flowers were frequently presented to me.  We both remembered her past behavior that was repeated on this Mother's Day with tender fondness.

It is a gorgeous blue sky day and the clove currants have their fragrant flowers!  Their spicy scent is carried on the wind for considerable distance.  It is an unexpected pleasure to walk into that sweet cloud.

I saw the male hummingbird for the first time this spring and I got his picture.  Click on the picture and look for something beautiful iridescent and green!  Green on green is hard to separate but the bird is hovering just above the uppermost horizontal branch about one third of the way in from the right side of the photo.  Once found it is easy to spot him as his shape is different from what is around him.

1 comment:

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

I'm glad you had a lovely Mother's Day--what wonderful memories to have with your daughter! No hummingbirds here yet--they seem to be flying around the Madison area on their way north this year. I know eventually some will settle here, but usually I've seen several by now. They're so fun to watch. :)