It was too nice out to spend the day inside so I decided to work on the yard. I split and transplanted irises to different spots in several flowerbeds in my front yard and my neighbors back yard. I dug out at least 50% of my daisy "bush" as the patch was at least 4 feet wide and since they grow over 4 feet tall, I thought that was a little much! The center of the daisy patch was so tightly grown together that it was like chopping through a log buried beneath the dirt. The flower beds look new again because I raked all the beauty bark to hide the weathered top layer. The best part about doing all these things? I got some color on my shoulders and a natural dose of Vitamin D. Being in the sun gives me so much energy, but also takes a lot out of me, I'm exhausted!
No, this moss was not in my yard. I pulled it all up though. I almost felt bad because it looked so pretty!When I was working in the yard, two hummingbirds kept coming by and diving at my head. They are so tiny and they make such a high, tinny, vibrating sound that it almost sounds synthesized- like something you would hear from a computer. I'm not talking about the vibration of their wings but the sounds they make. They don't tweet, they "chip" or "zee" and I am pretty sure I heard the "zee" variety, but I could be mistaken. You can hear the sounds here half way down the page. The hummingbirds I saw were a brownish green color with an amazing sparkling bright orange-red neck. I think they were either Ruby-throated hummingbirds or Rufous hummingbirds. Once they had circled and dived at me a couple of times, one of them came over for a closer look and stopped right in front of me, hovering for a few seconds. It was amazing! I really need to get a hummingbird feeder.
Petra got to play with a neighbor dog and I got to meet a new neighbor. It is amazing how you can live only a few doors down from someone but not know very much about them. I always enjoy spring and summer because people spend more time outdoors and there are more chances to run into them and get to learn a little bit about who they are. Here are a few pictures of Petra relaxing and getting some sun.
Whoops, it's Tuesday now, so I should really go fix my "todays" to "yesterdays." Oh well.