Well it was bound to happen. The hummingbirds have all disappeared.
The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler, and the leaves are turning — all signs that summer is over. But when the hummers leave, that’s the signal to me that the winter months are just ahead.
I was so glad they stuck around this year until the very end of September. According to my journal, they often leave around the 20th. This year I got to enjoy them for a few more days after I returned from a trip to Florida. (I thought sure they would leave while I was gone).
I’m in the process of planting 100 daffodil bulbs that I ordered in March. I’ll be thinking about those bright yellow blooms all winter, and waiting with great anticipation for the return of warm weather — and the return of my hummingbirds!