Starting the Week off Right
Last week was the first sunny week for some time and in fact the week ended on quite a hot note. That is about to change and thankfully I was able to complete planting both my balcony garden and my community plot before the weather cools a bit. It is expected to cook by about 10 degrees Celsius this week and hopefully it will rain for several days. According to the weather forecast it looks like the best chance of rain is on Tuesday with 90% chance of rain and Sunday and Monday with 70% chance of rain respectively. I find the garden does much better with rain water than with tap water and the ground just soaks up the rain which is great for the tender plants.
On Sunday evening (Mother's Day), I was walking back from the community plot and came across these gigantic poppies. They were simply too beautiful to pass by without getting a photo or two even though the sun had set about half an hour earlier.
The photos are not the best quality but I think they look a bit like paintings.
I went out on the patio in the wee hours of Saturday morning to take a few photos. I was excited to find a hummingbird perched high on a nearby tree. My camera battery was dead and I had to use my phone so the quality is not the best but I think you can make out the outline of the bird at the top of tree (right side of the photo).
The hummingbird was perched quietly on the tree top for almost 30 minutes in total. I was hoping it would make it's way to my patio garden but it never moved until it flew away. I spotted another hummingbird flitting about and drinking nectar from the blossoms on the Solomon's Seal on my patio. It moved far too quickly to take a photo and didn't stay very long to enjoy the nectar.
The sunrise is always so peaceful and beautiful. I love the golden colour of the sky.
At about 4:30 a.m. it gets rather noisy with the seagulls squawking overhead. They zip back and forth and back and forth like they are going crazy. It is almost like they are excited about having freedom in the skies at that early hour. I do not know why they don't do this during the day time too.
There are always several seagulls flying about but I only managed to capture one as my main subject was the hummingbird.
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Wherever you are in the world I wish you a fabulous week ahead.
Our World Tuesday
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