This morning I spent a little time in the garden.
Every day there's something new happening out there ... flowers popping out of the earth, trees going from bud to bloom in the wink of an eye, fresh air blowing and birdies singing their little hearts out. I don't want to miss any of it so I try to get out there for a little walkabout to see what's new on a daily basis.
Today after my little walk, I filled the birdbath for the first time since last fall and then went in the house to do some work.
It wasn't long until I saw a lot of activity outside at the birdbath.
I watched robins followed by a blue jay, a cardinal, more robins and then a huge blackbird all splashing around in there. I tried to take some pictures through the window, but decided I'd probably get better ones if I went back outside.
So I headed back out and sat on the patio ... very, very quietly.
I waited and I waited and didn't see a single bird bather.
I was getting a bit bored so I tiptoed back into the house to fetch a few tiny vases and a pair of scissors.
This wee little vase is the perfect size for a few pansies.
A week or two ago this plant had 3 blossoms on it.
I fed it with liquid fertilizer once, trimmed the dead leaves off and it is covered in blooms now.
My sister and I bought this vase at an antique shop in Michigan.
It was in the early spring and we were at our wits end with the long winter. The shopkeeper had it sitting by the cash register with a few pansies in it. We named it Pansy Man.
Once Pansy Man was filled with pansies, I checked out the birdbath. Nary a bird in sight so I tiptoed back into the house and prepared a cup of hazelnut coffee.
While enjoying my coffee, I filled the other little vase with some rosemary and tete a tete daffodils.
Time for another birdbath check ...
not a one to be found ... I guess I scared them away or maybe they are just shy.
Either way, it was time for me to get back in and get to work.
On the way back in I noticed a pansy in a place that I hadn't planted it and thought it was so pretty.
Wouldn't you agree?