Hummingbird Feeder

I finally got my first hummingbird feeder and I'm excited to have these little birds come by and visit.

I've placed it in front of our sliding doors so we can watch them come for a drink, and so far a few have!

Here it is hanging up from our back deck:

Beach Sand

Summer is almost here and I love going to the beach. The breeze, the water, the sun and especially the sand under my feet.

Here's a lovely poem which I found describes it beautifully.

Maybe it is the memories
the change of pace that brings us there
the sense of vacation
maybe the smell of the place
the sights of the gulls, the dunes, the grasses
but oh it is the feel of it,
the crunch and slide of it
the feeling of beach sand
so different from dirt, soil, loam
no, not earthy, moist, rich,
but oh so granular and gritty
even when wet,
moveable paper spreading under toes
sliding beneath the soles
smoothing my skin
clearing my mind
unburdening me of the rest
drawing me to the tactile, the feel
of beach sand
                                  Raymond A. Foss

(Photo from the internet of a Cape Cod beach)