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Thursday, November 4, 2010

So Sad

I finally got started on weeding the flower bed today, and moved most of the giant salvias to the back of the bed, about twelve or so feet away from where they were.  A ruby-throated hummingbird came at the usual time, dusk, to feed on the salvia blossoms, but there weren't as many in the same place as he is used to and he made little cheeping noises at his confusion.  He didn't see where I'd moved them, and I was taking a chance on the transplants by leaving a lot of the growth with the flowers on them for the birds.  But he couldn't find them.

So sad.

5 comments:

Grandpa said...

Oh dear...but I think she'll find it soon enough...

Toni aka irishlas said...

Poor little hummer....

Miriam said...

We accidentally killed a hummingbird this year: we had a beautiful orchid in the kitchen window and the hummingbird flew smack into the glass and broke its neck. Boy, did we feel awful! (And we moved the orchid away from the window PDQ.) Hummingbirds are such miraculous little creatures - I can completely understand why the hungry and confused one made you feel sad!

Tamar@StarvingofftheLand said...

Paula, with all the gardening you do, I'm surprised you don't know the protocol. You're supposed to put a sign: "Salvias This Way -->"

Paula said...

Hummingbirds can read?!? There is just no end to the stuff you know, Tamar!