May, my favourite month in this village, has now arrived. And it began so promising! May the first was a hot day, a day for ice cream, shorts, kiddie pool, and outdoor fun. And then it got really cold for a couple of days, and now we are back to some warmer weather. I'm trying to make the most of it, while waiting for this baby to make an appearance. Any day now... Since I can no longer hike, I've been going for drives now and then and have been spotting quite a bit of wildlife. Like this osprey by the lake:
I've had a small burst of productivity yesterday and today, cleaning the basement, getting things ready for my mom, laundry, and gardening. I weeded the chicken coop garden, hauled in some dirt, and planted my seeds. I don't expect a lot of gardening will get done this year, and definitely not a lot of weeding, but at least I've got one bed sewn.
And this little guy is more and more fun every day! He's got a real sense of humour and tries to make me laugh all the time with the funny faces that he makes. He's getting to be so grown up and I don't know where the time has gone!
The hummingbirds are definitely out in full force and are very entertaining to watch. We have one male rufous that has claimed our feeder for his own and guards it from several different perches, ready to chase off any invading hummer.
Enjoy your May days.