I finished all of my "schoolwork" by 1pm, so I treated myself to a gardening session. I have a small garden surrounding an odd piece of fencing. This year, I resolved to turn it into a cottage garden, hopefully full of flowers, if the seeds I planted come up.
But the day was made sweeter by two things: first, I pulled up three carrots. I've never successfully grown carrots before, so this is a big deal. They aren't very big, but I ate one, and it was yummy. Here are two of the carrots:
Second, I took some pictures of hummingbirds. I have a feeder on the fence piece, and, as I was working, the hummingbirds flew all around me. I couldn't understand why I had to replenish my feeders so often. Today, I discovered that I have five (5) hummingbirds competing for them. They are fearless. I took quite a few pictures, and they ignored me. Here's one:
All in all, a good, relaxing day. I planted more beans, onions, and carrots! Let's see if these sprout. The rest of the plantings are coming along just great.