Post Announcement – Spring!

I think John said it was 49F (9.4C) degrees when we went out to walk. All I know for sure is that my spring jacket had to come off. The neighbors near the stop sign had given me permission to borrow their mail post until I came back from the creek. What life-savers they are! After picking up the jacket, I shed the light windbreaker, too. We may still have a few more cold days, but the post has officially declared it is now springtime.

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Just ten days before, Marla took a photo of my heaviest sweatshirt and knit hat on their post. She had a slightly different angle from the one I took. Many people viewed it on her Facebook page.

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As we ate breakfast, I saw a hummingbird hover by the red crystal in a garden wind-spinner. I jumped up and put sugar water in the microwave to boil. It didn’t take long to cool. When we sat in the same chairs for lunch, a hummingbird stayed on the feeder long enough for me to tell John to look. We both saw it. I also saw one check out the feeder on the deck near my computer. Within an hour, he was back, tasting nectar from all three flowers on the feeder. The flowers share the same well of sugar water. I’d love to ask that bird if it tasted better from one flower than another.

40 thoughts on “Post Announcement – Spring!

  1. Lucky you!! I love how you sort of undress along the way, haha!! Your neighbours must get a kick out of you, Anne! Well as for us, maybe it’ll get nicer after the storm that’s expected Sunday & Monday. Grrrr!

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  2. So the new motto is Strip for Spring is it. We’ve bee promised proper Spring weather next week but I’m hoping it will turn out to be jacket weather today as well. I hope things stay on en even keel for you now and Spring is here to stay,
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    1. I wouldn’t think it was very friendly if someone stole my jacket. It’s safe, though. Everyone knows a retired policeman lives there. He and his wife and daughter are always alert to what is going on around them.

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  3. You are so lucky to have hummingbirds already! Last year I bought a feeder and put out the liquid. I changed it often but never saw a single hummingbird. The year before I had geraniums in my window box and they were there everyday. Go figure.

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      1. “They say” that last year was a bad year for them. Opinions differ but some thought there may have been a big event during the migration that killed a lot of them. Hoping for the best this year although I think it’s too early in our area. I should google it.

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  4. I do smile at the “post posts” … this one just like the last one. And look at the gorgeous green grass and trees in the background – sigh. And hummingbirds – sigh. Have you ever checked out this trio of hummingbird web cams? My neighbor Marge loved her hummingbirds too and she had feeders at the front windows as well as around her deck and got quite a few of them. I found this site that has many web cam, but this one has three different hummingbird nests. https://explore.org/livecams/hummingbirds/bella-hummingbird-nest

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  5. Hi Anne, Your hummingbird sighting gives me great hope they will soon be visiting here again. I still have some juncos…they disappear as soon as it gets warmer for a long spell. I will miss them, but I do love the hummingbirds. I love your coat rack…cute!

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  6. I haven’t seen hummers here yet but you are tempting me to set out the feeders….
    Cute post Anne. Your clothes on the posts are surely the first harbingers of spring in the hood. 😊

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