A few members of my household weren’t feeling great last weekend.
As a result, we had a low-key, kind of lazy, weekend.
My daughter was home Friday and part of Saturday.
It was nice to have her home.
I made a trip to our closest nursery on Saturday afternoon for a few plants.
I bought a Butterfly Bush.
It’s so pretty and fragrant.
I also bought some salvia for the four hundred bazillion hummingbirds who live in my backyard.
Hummingbirds love salvia.
And no, I can’t dig, and/or lift, and/or plant with my bum arm.
I have to get help with gardening tasks.
A lot of hummingbird eggs have hatched and our yard is overrun with hummingbirds.
Hummingbirds typically lay two eggs per clutch.
Hummingbirds living in Orange County’s warm climate often have two to three broods so I imagine I will have many more hummingbirds before the summer is over.
I would guesstimate we have around thirty living in our backyard right now … which is a crazy lot if you know how territorial hummingbirds are.
I’m going through two gallons of hummingbird food (which I make myself) every 36 hours.
Of course, this year a few orioles have decided to drink some of the nectar too.
It’s the first time they’ve shown up regularly at my hummingbird feeders.
I guess free food is a bonus even if you’re an oriole?