Shortly before it began raining this afternoon, my husband called me to the garden to have a look see. Three male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds were zinging about, drinking nectar from the flowers and fearlessly whizzing by each other in territorial displays. The tiny boys were mostly interested in our beautiful old Japanese flowering quince ‘Toyo-nishiki’ (Chaenomoles speciosa). They were also investigating the flowering pear tree and almost-ready to bloom crabapples, but not nearly as much so as the quince.
I hope to see them again on a brighter day, the male’s beautiful red gorget (throat patch) flashes much more brilliantly in the sunshine.
Providing a continuously blooming array of nectar rich flowers, from spring through late summer, will encourage RTHummingbirds to nest nearby and you may even see the fledglings later in the season. You will probably never see the nest as it is only as big as one half a walnut shell, and the eggs only pearl-sized 🙂
It was so nice to be outside on Saturday with temperatures in the 60’s and sun. Took this from Shore Road.
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Don’t be dumb and click on it and then bitch if you haven’t watched it yet.
Salt Water Grille expects to open late May/ early June 2019.
The seasonal restaurant is located at 226 Washington Street, Gloucester Mass., in the former Friendly’s location off the first rotary. (See Gloucester Daily Times article here to learn more about the owners.) New logo and art by Alexia at Seaside Graphics.
Seaside Graphics in Gloucester, Mass., specializes in printing, graphic design and branding. “Seaside has done work for National Geographic Channel, Bosch, Honda North, Fama PR, Pilgrim Films, NOAA, Dunkin Donuts, NBC Sport’s show Shark Hunter, among others.” Owners and married couple Bill and Alexia handle the Wicked Tuna gear (e.g. Wicked Tuna, Falcon / Hard Merchandise, F/V-Tuna, The Wicked Pissah, and PinWheel). Check out the store on Railroad Avenue, or on line here: https://wickedtunagear.com/. The headquarters also carries Alexia’s Hooked for Life apparel.
Life is Good at 54-82 and 97 at Two Sisters, and me at 71.
Super duo, Sonny and Cher, here pleased to meet you! We are a sibling pair just over 11 months old. We are looking for a family to call our own! Are you in the market for two kitties? We love to play, sleep and spend time with one another so we are insisting on a home where we can stay together as a bonded pair. We are excited to spend our days in a cozy home, enjoying worry free living being pampered and played with, we sure love to investigate and play with toys. Did we mention no mouse will dare take up residence with us in the house? Stop by and meet us today!
Soon enough. If the weather ever stays warm, we are looking forward to bike rides to Rockport’s Lobster Pool restaurant and oceanfront seafood dinners with this awesome view.
As the hummingbirds start coming to our backyard around the Cape, I recall the Seals & Croft’s song: Hummingbird don’t fly away…….
Calling from the feeder
Resting prettily in a branch