Wildlife advocate, Maria Daddino, receives first honorable mention at the 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival and two nominations for the 2012 Global eBook Awards for her “Maria’s Duck Tales” … to read more click the link above.
George, the groundhog, came out from his long winter’s nap. I had been anxiously watching for him since March … and, of course, worrying about him. When the landscapers did my spring clean-up, they covered the entrance to his tunnel and I feared that George might suffocate. I did dig out the entrance immediately. But, on May 1st, I noticed a new “exit” so George is safe, fine and out and about!
Tommy turkey wanders aimlessly about my garden looking for his mother and his sisters. They are all off nesting, I suppose. I feel so sorry for Tommy. Yesterday morning I found him sitting on the doormat in front of my front door. I guess he’s lonesome and just wants company.
I promised myself that I would write in my blog every day. Of course, I made that promise on New Year’s Day but … better late than never!
I named her Rose partly because she is so beautiful and so delicate … and partly because she reminded me of someone very special to me. She stayed all summer, thrilling me with her graceful flights and enjoying the nectar from all the special flowers I had planted in my garden for her. She visited several times a day, resting on dead tree limbs or my wrought iron pillars, and I couldn’t help but wonder if her nest was hidden somewhere in my garden.
I hated the thought of her leaving … migrating to Costa Rica … flying non-stop, some five hundred miles, over the Gulf. When she finally did leave, I truly missed her daily visits.
And, then, today, I received another gift of nature … another marvel … or marvels … four ruby-throated hummingbirds were in my garden enjoying my Agastache and my Spigelia marilandica, a beautiful native wildflower with wonderful tubular orange blossoms. They stayed for quite a while just enjoying … but not as much as I!