We've lived up here, on the hill, for three years (four summers), now. This is the first year that I've had a garden. I had to wait for the stone wall to be built and the soil to be prepared and, finally, had a chance to move plants in, last autumn. It has made this year seem like the year of the magic garden. All of the flowers that I'd put in a "day and an age ago"...well, really, one long winter ago, have been seemingly appearing from nowhere. It's definitely been a joyous journey of discovery.
Along with the flowers has come a return of bees, butterflies and the occasional hummingbird. I have one million photos of butterflies to share with you and, when, I can figure out my very, very favorites, I'll share some with you. The hummingbirds, however, have been much harder to 'catch'. They zoom in and out so quickly!
Well, finally, I met a friendly one. It must be a young hummingbird that's never learned to mistrust people. ;-) He was so friendly. He knew that I was there clicking away and stopped a few times to hover a yard away from me and look me in the eye. I was talking to him and everything. Such a sweet guy!
Now, I can die happy!
Thanks for listening and sharing my happy little experience with me.