Over the weekend Son Donald came for dinner. He brought me a belated Mother's Day present - a beautiful hanging basket filled with red and yellow petunias and calibrachoas.
I immediately put the basket on the deck, hanging it on a portable shepherd's hook next to the red bud tree. Ten minutes later we were all in the kitchen, where Hubby Tony pointed out that there was a tiny hummingbird sipping nectar from one of the blooms. I watched as it flitted from flower to flower for several seconds, then flew off.
I haven't seen the bird since then, but since the basket will be there all season I hope it comes back.
Five years ago today: Service Is Denied