Friday, May 11, 2007

She's Back!

Our hummingbird, Mabel arrived precisely on time last Monday, May 7th! What excitement to see her feeding at the deck feeder while we were having our lunch. Now that she's here, I feel like spring has truly arrived in eastern Maine.

Of course, with spring, also arrives tons of work getting things ready for the gardening season, putting up firewood to season for the summer and all the other chores that have been neglected all winter long. To wit, we had 5 yards of soil delivered so we could landscape the side of the driveway opposite the garage and to fill the hole I made while moving rocks on the side of the house.

H has so far stacked about 1 1/2 of the five cords of wood we had delivered earlier in the week and I've managed to fill the aforementioned hole (which was quite large) and moved more soil around the middle planting bed of the yard. This photo shows the 5 yards but it sure doesn't look like that much!

H is looking unbelievingly at the pile of wood he will have to take down to the back of the house and stack. Oh my!

Oh well, such is the life of those who choose to live here. I'm sure all this work will keep us young and hopefully healthy!

My Gnome family seems to be getting a bit larger lately. I just got an email from my parents who seem to have adopted a couple of homeless garden gnomes. I'm thrilled. Every garden should have a gnome or two! Giddy is excited about her new family members.


Sissy said...

The gnome population around here is a bit sparse, I am afraid!!
I never see any cute ones like you have!

Sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

I just posted that I hadn't seen any hummingbirds. They must have zipped through here in the dead of night...straight up to Maine!