Cliff's cousin Edna called today asking me if I had any idea why there are so many dragonflies this year. I told her I have no idea, but that yesterday when we got home, there were literally hundreds of them. We've seen lots of them all summer.
After Edna's call, I decided to check with Google, and they gave (sort of) a reason. If you want to see what they said, just click HERE. The good news is, they eat mosquitoes.
Now, on to hummingbirds. Two weeks ago we had so many little hummers it was almost like a pestilence. There aren't even half as many now, so I'd say they've begun their migration south.
Have trouble with hummingbirds getting in your garage and then not finding their way out? Click HERE.
There are a lot of myths about hummingbirds. Pure fiction. Don't believe that malarky about them hitching rides on geese to migrate, or the people who tell you that you should take your feeders down so they'll go ahead and migrate (it's built in them... no force on earth could stop them from migrating). If you know how to use Google, you can find out all the real facts.
One of the things that makes hummingbirds so precious is the fact that they aren't here year around. A highlight of my year is the day I see my first hummingbird in the spring. Of course, this was only my third year of hummingbird-watching.
Other things about my day: I made okra-and-tomatoes for the first time ever, and Cliff, Rena and I gave the dish a thumbs-up. We also had catfish and corn bread. and green beans picked fresh this morning. Cliff got most of the fallow ground seeded; he is one tired puppy.
I hope each of my readers has a happy and blessed week.
Life is good.