Spring is definitely bustin’ out around here! The hummers are back, although when I put the feeders out, I heard one buzzing me a day or 2 before I actually saw him. Due to the construction (still on hold), I had to relocate one feeder, but the hummers obviously don’t mind.
I’ve also heard several wrens singing, and this one was pretty cooperative with the crazy photo-nut 😉
The predominant flower colors right now seem to be pinkish/reddish, occasionally tinged with a dash of blue.
I’ve been using more cilantro lately, and found an easy way to keep it fresh longer. I’ve seen the “herb keepers” in the kitchen catalogues, and came up with my own (cheap!) version, consisting of a 1 1/2 pint wide mouth canning jar with an inch or so of water in the bottom (changed occasionally), a recycled plastic produce bag that’s large enough to fit over the jar and the herbs, and a rubber band to keep the whole thing together. I’ve had cilantro and parsley keep well over a week in the fridge this way.