Wow....I just don't know how folks enjoy lying in bed all day long....that was hard work for me just trying to keep quiet and get some rest with the flu bug for all those days.
Drove me batty it did......it's just not for me. And would you know it, the entire week I was ill, not a drop of rain in sight....days hot and bright.....and the garden suffered.
Today is one week since I became sick, and thank goodness....YES.....thank goodness I felt so much better today.
Not wanting to push my body too much, I decided a healthy dose of morning sunshine would do the trick to "sun away" the remnants of the bug.
Of course being sick for a week, my neighbours knew something was not right because my grass verge was like no man's land.
"Is everything okay? I saw the grass looking very tall, and I know that's not you," one said politely in a concerned telephone call.
"Just getting over the flu," I told her, "I'll have it taken care of by weekend," I assured her.
This morning was just the right time to get the garden whipped back into shape.
Not only that, but during my sickness, the neighbourhood had had two robberies. Gosh I'm down for a couple of days and all hell breaks loose.
Time to get some shrubs cut back so that any intruders can be seen easily.
My golden palms along the front patio were the first to face the music.
See how thick they had become?
Aaaah....so much better
Trimming merrily along, I suddenly came across this odd looking thing hidden between the fronds.
Admittedly, I was scared at first, since it did resemble some large bug.
Upon closer inspection, I saw it move, and then two mouths appeared.
Two very hungry mouths
A hummingbird nest with two babies.I saw the mama bird flitting around as I was cleaning up the cut fronds. She looked quite anxious, but I'm sure she finally realised that I hadn't done any damage to her young ones.
Of course my bodyguard kept me under surveillance to make sure I was okay.
We shall now return you to our scheduled programming......it's so GOOD to be feeling better again.