It is that time of year again, isn’t it? The roses are cut back. The leaves are turning colors, and soon we will be raking and bagging the falling ones. The grass seed and last dose of fertilizer has been put on the yard, and an extra layer of mulch is around the flowers and bushes. The hummingbirds have flown south (hopefully), and now it is time to take down their feeders and put up the bird feeders.
It was about three years ago that I first spotted a Baltimore Oriole hanging around my yard. Not really being a bird person, I just thought a bird is a bird, even if it was a brilliantly blazing orange color.
Well, I've always liked hummingbirds and put several feeders out for them. Then, one day, my husband sees a magazine called Birds and Blooms that just happened to have a hummingbird photo on the cover. Next thing I know, he bought me a subscription. I couldn't help but read it from cover to cover.