If you feed them they will come...
The first hummingbird of '06. I just hung the feeder late yesterday and within a day my tiny feathered friends are bellied up the bar for a drink. This is the first little guy I've seen but he will not be alone. Every year it seems I have more. I never tire of watching them. Sorry for the blurry picture. I had to snap quick. He's a little skittish. As the year goes by they get more bold and will buzz right past your head on the way to the feeder. So I'll start my gratitude list with the hummingbirds. I am glad they choose to call my yard home for the summer season. My uncle Keith has had hummingbird feeders for as long as I remember. I have always enjoyed watching the birds from the kitchen window at his house and that is why I first started feeding them myself. This is just one of the many fond memories I have about my uncle Keith. He is the kindest gentlest man I know. Since I had no father or grandfather growing up he was the biggest male influence in my life. You never see him without a smile and I am smiling sitting here thinking about him. He taught me to drive and let me drive all over the place when I could barely see over the steering wheel. He took me fishing and taught me to appreciate nature and to love animals. I am so so grateful to have him in my life.
Some of the little things I am grateful for this week:
- Mornings warm enough to enjoy my coffee sitting on the porch
- Snuggling time in the morning after hitting the snooze button
- Learning new things at my sewing class
- Jergens natural glow tanning moisturizer (shorts season is here)
- Lost... did you see it this week?
- finding great tutorials from generous bloggers like this, and this. I also love this one, very helpful. A great tissue holder tut, drawstring bag tut, not from a blog but a great lined zippered pouch tutorial. OK enough links. (I hope you are grateful for links when they're for great tuts)