Spring Fever. Spring Break. Spring Forward. Spring Bouquet. Spring Cleaning. Spring-in -your-step. Spring Flowers. Spring Semester. Well, you get the picture…
I actually just went over to my calendar to see when Spring will begin, so that I could wish you all great Spring times. Lo and behold, I missed it! Spring actually began last week, and I was totally oblivious to that fact. You would think that after changing/reprogramming several clocks in the house, it would have occurred to me! Perhaps that would explain why I have been in a springtime type of mood. (No, that doesn’t include Spring Cleaning!)
I prepared our Hummingbird feeder at the very beginning of March since we were having such spring-like weather. I knew it was too early, but with it being so warm, I thought perhaps the Hummingbirds hadn’t gotten the same memo they do about when to fly to San Antonio. I wanted to be sure that everything was ready for the little fellows. I knew they had traveled quite a distance to get here.
Of course, nature being what it is, the little birds didn’t appear until they were actually supposed to appear, regardless of our unusually warm weather for this time of year. The only thing that happened with our Hummingbird feeder is that it got very yucky, since the nectar was stagnate for so long. (That’s right, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.”!)
This past Thursday, I bought two red hanging geraniums to catch the attention of the Hummingbirds and then I cleaned and re-fueled the Hummingbird feeder. I don’t know why I chose Thursday, it just felt like the right day to (again) get ready for the Hummingbirds. Within hours, our first Hummingbird arrived.
As I said, I just checked my calendar to see when Spring will arrive this year. Imagine my surprise when I saw that Spring sprang last Thursday. It appears like that little, tiny Hummingbird knew a whole lot more than I did!