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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting...

This year, as in others, I planted annuals and a few new perennials, that would attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  I've spotted one butterfly (besides the white ones that don't count), but nary a 'bumminghird'.  So here I sat with my tea, yogurt, and bagel.  Waiting...


Staring at these...



11 comments:

Retired English Teacher said...

Hmmm. I wonder if they are like a watched pot. They say a watched pot will not boil. ;)

Enjoy the garden. It is beautiful. I'm sure they will appear soon.

forsythia said...

Such a lovely oasis for hummingbirds and butterflies. They're sure to show up sooner or later. The weather has confused them.

Lena said...

Build it and they will come! What a beautiful garden. ENJOY!

Barb said...

Believe it or not, I already have Hummers at altitude, Kathy. They dive-bomb my Hubby if he wears red! None of my perennials are even blooming yet. I did put some red/pink annuals in pots yesterday (hope we don't get a hard freeze here). I'll send some East to you!

Cheryl said...

Did you have a new patio put in since I was last there? Your garden is beautiful! Do you have hummingbird feeders? I think they're key. I see hummingbirds on my feeders but not on my flowers.

George said...

While we have seen quite a few non-white butterflies, we haven't seen a single hummingbird.

Your patio looks beautiful.

Linda said...

I could handle staring at your beautiful flowers regardless of wither the butterflies and hummingbirds come.

Kimberly said...

I've always heard to hang red ribbons to attract hummingbirds.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---your yard is gorgeous, Kathy...I'm sure those Bumminghirds will be there soon to have dinner---breakfast---and lunch!!!!!!

We haven't had any bumminghirds here yet either... Dang it!!!!

Waiting--waiting..
Hugs,
Betsy

Kay said...

Everything looks so sunny and gorgeous at your place, Kathy. I wish we had hummingbirds instead of mynahs in Hawaii.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Love your pots and your garden! I've got a few hummingbirds - not as many as usual however. Wonder what happened to them this year ....