There has been a lot of activity around the hummingbird feeders lately. These little birds don't fly around, these days, in a crazy frenzy as they did when I snapped the picture below earlier in the summer. Now, they quickly perch and drink as though their very lives depend on it. And, I guess it does, for the time to migrate is right on their sweet little tails, and they know it. Migration is, without a doubt, a serious undertaking.
|Earlier this summer...|
Really, they could stay a bit longer for they are leaving a lot behind. The hummingbird garden, which they have loved, has never had more blooms than right now. But, no, they need to go while there's time. They will remember this place, and they will be back next spring.
It has been a hot and very humid week here. Miss Chip has done lots of mowing. Why she even mowed the trail over the hill, including a couple of extra loops over to the woods where the muscadines will soon be ripening. She has had to wear her big hat every day, so it has certainly been a bad hair week, for sure!
Our favorite photo of the week...
Down by the Creek...
And, next might be this one of a sassafras tree, which is already starting to color up for fall.
|Sassafras tea, anyone?|