It's exciting to see hummingbirds showing up in gardens well to the south of me, but the snow continues to fall every day in my neck of the woods. It's not uncommon to have snow this time of year, but it's very uncommon for it to be a daily occurrence with temperatures well below freezing.
Every morning when I get up, I check the forecast to see if there's any sign of Spring. I don't know about the rest of you, but Springtime is without a doubt my favorite season. It's the promise of life, new growth and the return of my favorite feathered friends. It's not just about hummingbirds for me, although they top the list, it's the song of every bird demonstrating just how happy they are to be alive. It's a chorus of chaos as they all sing their own song, with none of them in unison, but beautiful in their own way.
I know Spring time has arrived in so many gardens south of me, and I love to see color and growth from every one of your gardens, as it truly inspires me as to what's yet to come.
With all the greatness of Springtime, there's just one thing that makes Springtime in North America so perfect, the arrival of hummingbirds. This was not Ziggy's arrival first thing in Spring, but he sure did make it part of his daily routine. Here he sits on his fountain and displays his tuxedo proudly.
July 9, 2019. Northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.