For a month and a half I have been desperately seeking out signs of spring. Now we have reached the point that there are so many, I don’t know what to write about. Lately I have been dragging my tiny tomato plants out to the greenhouse every day so that they begin to acclimatize to the conditions out there before I plant them. I don’t have heat in the greenhouse, so I have to drag them back in to the house overnight.
Because it has been so warm during the day, I have been leaving the greenhouse door open to prevent overheating the greenhouse. Late yesterday when I went out to the greenhouse, I found two hummingbirds banging around inside trying to get out. This happens all the time, and I keep a hand net inside so I can catch them and let them loose outside. That’s what I did yesterday.
I went off to do something else, returning about 5 minutes later and found in that brief period of time, yet another hummingbird inside the greenhouse. I caught it, took this blurry photo, and zoom, off it went.
Joan noticed I had a bright red putty knife laying inside of the greenhouse close to the door. I suspect that was what attracted the hummers to come inside. I took it back to the shop, so hopefully I won’t be attracting so many hummingbirds inside the greenhouse in the future. There will be some, but fewer, I hope.
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