The first hummingbirds are here, only a few for now, but more will soon follow. They usually come just ahead of the honeysuckle bloom, on which they gorge for days and days. It seems store- bought sugar doesn't compare to the natural sweet nectar from the honeysuckle. I have added a new one to my little garden ~~ Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle. It already has a few blossoms. I hope the little hummers like it.
Yes, yes, I know this little one should have been finished by now, but...........
"I meant to do my work today, but a brown bird sang in the apple tree, and a butterfly flitted across the field,
And, all the leaves were calling me.
And, the wind went sighing over the land, tossing the grasses to and fro,
And, a rainbow held out its shining hand, so what could I do but laugh and go?"
It is spring you know, and I kind of have a bad case of spring fever. The fever seems especially bad (or good) this year. Maybe, it is because last year I was almost cheated out of spring. We won't be forgetting that, for sure!
"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want--oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" ~ Mark Twain
And, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it! (Even though, I have redone this little one's hair four times. Clay hair is just not my thing. I want a bit of a prim look, so paper mache seems to be my thing. In this case I used cotton thread instead of paper, but I still want to try again with paper.)
The doll is almost ready for paint, but it will have to wait, because our grand kiddos are here this week for spring break. I wish I could have made their dollies a new dress for Easter. Well, maybe I still can, but there's that brown bird in the apple tree (or is it blue?)!