I also love gardening, though I always have other wonderful folk helping me with it. Putting in 16 or 17 flats of impatiens can take a while – maybe til August – so I need some help!
I put all the hummingbird feeders up today – feels like it’s finally going to be warm enough for them to venture up from their southern hangouts. The flickers and the downy woodpeckers are visiting the suet. I’m so glad they stick around in the woods.
After I came back in, a yearling buck – just getting his first set of antlers – came up to munch at the bird feeder I had just filled. Next time I looked out, he was staring intently off into the distance. When I looked out a window to see what he was seeing – there she was. A tiny day or two old fawn, grazing in the yard next door, with her mom very close by.
P S The lettuce has really enjoyed this weather – it’s a bumper crop. If you’d like some, let me know!