I want to let you know that today is a much better day for me. I don't know what is different today. But whatever it is, I am sooooo grateful!
This morning I was sitting out on the balcony enjoying the view of all my repotted Impatiens. Last evening I cleaned out the little waterfall and also gave the tiny pump some cleaning maintenance. Now the waterfall has so much more water falling! It's wonderful. 😎
As I was sitting on the balcony, a hummingbird flew up to the sweet nectar feeder. But the birdy did not land! Instead, it flew all the way around the feeder, looking at the feeding places, and then flew off without eating.
I have never seen a hummer do this before. So I went over to look at the feeder. My God! The feeder was covered with 100s of ants!! I grabbed my ant spray and sprayed the support bracket for the feeder. Then I brought the ant contaminated feeder to my kitchen sink and held it under running water to get all those ants off.
The nectar went into a bowl, and I cleaned out the ants from the nectar by running it thru a colander with a very fine screen. Then the feeder bottom was disassembled and thoroughly washed.
The feeder was returned to the balcony, and very quickly the hummers came back to eat. I put a paper towel drenched with ant spray at the beginning of the bracket to keep the ants away from the sweet nectar!
Here is a video of the now cleaned waterfall:
7:30pm - Feet in the pool
During the late afternoon, I am often found down by the swimming pool. The Sun at this time is behind the building. This brings lots of shade.
I don't go swimming. My thing is to put my feet in the water. Larry the manager, keeps the pool at 82° which is perfect for feet dipping!