The flocks of hummingbirds arrived in full force. There are billions and billions of blossoms in which to poke their tongues and yet they battle over a single bright red flower. It seems hierarchy prevails in the hummingbird community.
I just took the photo with my computer and sadly hummingbirds can't be seen.
I read that hummingbirds also eat mosquitoes. So they are our friends. They love Monarda - you have a beautiful patch of that - and Crocosmia. I also saw some at a patch of Asclepias (golden milkweed, butterfly weed), which I planted a couple of weeks ago from a end-of-season almost-discard 60%-off from the local store. It perked up and is blooming nicely too now.
Hurray for hummingbirds!
Sadly, what I thought was Crocosmia turned out to be young garlic.
Asclepias is a wonderful plant, does so much for butterflies and is pretty. It also tolerates dry soil ... just what we need now.
Gee, you know, I just don't pay attention. I have my hummingbird book right beside me at the table, but I don't look that closely at them. I shall pay attention tomorrow as they whir around my head.