When the rain clouds were in the distance, I saw a couple of hummingbirds flying back and forth into our trees and back into the neighbor’s trumpet vine. I got my camera to capture some photos of the birds by the trumpets in the back alley. And here sits this little hummer, and sticks its tongue out at me. What a naughty little hummingbird!!! 😉
“Baaah! Yeah, take this for photographing me!” 😉
I know, hummingbirds stick their tongues out for a different reason. And I was actually surprised and happy to see, I captured a photo with its tongue out. There is always a first time.
This evening, I went back to the trumpet vines in the back alley. I looked up, in the tree. And see there, the hummingbird set on a branch to rest for a moment. Every year, the little hummers come back to nest in the same tree. So it was easy for me, where to look for them. It’s time to refill my hummingbird feeders. ❤
Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Hauling a dozen 28lbs. cinder blocks, eight 40lbs. bags of topsoil and two bags of mulch from the nursery into my van and from the van into the backyard was quite a workout this morning. At the nursery, of course, I’ve got some help. But at home, it was all on me. I’m sore, but it is a good sore. I’ve got some work done, today. *tapping myself on the shoulder*
Last Thursday, I’ve got the first dozen of cinder blocks already. That gave me time to lay them out and see how they look. Over the weekend, we had some storms coming in. And after that, we had a cool Sunday.
At this morning I hauled the second dozen of cinder blocks home and set up the full bed for “Phase 1”. Getting done with the outlining of the raised bed, I went for some soil back to the nursery. Filled with soil and mulch, the bed is done. I also planted Tickweed, Delphium, Lantana, Purple Autumn Sage and Black-eyed Susan.
Cinder blocks I’ve got on Thursday.
I got a dozen more cinder blocks this morning. Before I finished building the bed, I put some serious about of carton down. No weeds here! 😉
Raised bed filled with topsoil
Tickseed, Delphium, Lantana, Purple Autumn Sage and Black-eyed Susan are planted.
The mulched flower garden bed.
The holes in the cinder blocks still need to be filled in with soil. And I have to plant some milkweed and other goodies for the butterflies and hummingbirds. That will come in “Phase 1/Part II”.