Category Archives: garden

How Sweet It Is

 

Hummingbird Nest
Hummingbird Nest

 

I have been waiting forever for this and it’s finally happened!

I’ve been soooo jealous of my friends who have had hummingbirds nest in their garden!

Over the years, I’ve had my fair share of robins making their home in my garden, but come on,  they’re nowhere as cute at hummingbirds and so I sigh and hope that maybe next year it’ll be my turn.

Everyday this week, I’ve been going out in the garden and thought it strange that a hummingbird kept circling around the lemon tree but thought nothing of it until I saw this!!

 

Hummingbird Nest
Hummingbird Nest

 

What a beautiful sight!  I wish I could peak in and see how many eggs the size of jelly beans there are but I don’t want to worry Mama Bird more than I have to so I’ll respect her and go buy lemons from Safeways for now…

 

Mama Bird
Mama Bird

Signs of Spring

Starlings
Starlings

My friend Kalpana and I had been planning to go to a Farmer’s Market for a couple of weeks and after making sure it was going to be a warm day, we met up early this morning, with list in one hand and a bag in the other, ready for a good shop.

Kalpana
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But neither of us did our homework.  Turns out the market doesn’t open until April!  So we sat in the car thinking what to do instead when this huge flock of starlings came within feet of our car.  How lucky was I to happen to have a camera in hand just when I needed it!  I just wikipediad “a flock of starlings” and learned that it is called a Murmuration of Starlings.  I know you wanted to know that!

Half Moon Bay Nursery
Half Moon Bay Nursery

Didn’t take us long to decide on going to Half Moon Bay Nursery instead, and  half an hour later, we were happily going through aisles of beautiful plants, oohing and aahing and having a tough time deciding what NOT to get!

This is fast becoming a tradition for Kalpana and I as we are at our happiest when we’re plant shopping.  We tend to lose ourselves there and the morning just flew by.

We loaded the car with all our goodies of the day and headed for home but not before making plans to go to the Farmer’s Market Stand next!! Can’t wait!

Flower Petal Collection