And look what mother nature has been busy doing while I was getting better. What looked like a bare, dead limb just a few days ago has the slightest beginnings of red buds popping out. Red bud trees amaze me. They grow under canopies of other trees, often bendinig to the wishes of those trees. Then when there is not a leaf yet in sight, tiny little buds pop out of nowhere. I absolutely adore my red bud trees. Within the next week or so the hillsides will be ablaze with them.
I know I've said it often, but I love my herbs. One of my favorites (among many) is Thyme. It is such a faithful, aromatic herb. Every winter it hibernates under a bed of leaves. Each Spring I despair, thinking this will be the year I will need to replant. Replanting is no big deal but somehow it just feels better to see last year's beauty come back to life. Gosh it doesn't look too good yet, does it? But wait...
I went to Church this morning (big mistake - I coughed until I had to leave.) The last thing I want to do is share this - whatever it is. Jim had to work, so I cleaned up around here a bit and did a few loads of laundry. It is amazing what doesn't get done when you aren't doing it ;) But now it is time to take it easy. I've done enough for one day. Hmmmm the bird feeders are empty. I know! I'll fill the bird feeder and sit on the porch with my trusty camera and a glass of wine and take pictures!
My son made this ceramic feeder when he was in high school. It is kind of a cool design. The lid lifts up and you can pour the bird seed inside. Then it flows out of the holes on the side. Nice idea but... it doesn't really work.... I still love it though and just pour the seed on the nice wide rim he molded around it.
Ahhh well. They have no need for my lousy feed right now. I could hear them singing to me high in the trees. That was almost as good as getting a good picture of one or two of them.