Okay, so there's two feet of snow on the ground.  But, one can dream.

While shoveling the snow off the back deck this morning, my snow shovel slammed into the pole that will once again hold our hummingbird feeder, and it made me wonder when the cute little buggers would be showing up again someday.

According to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is really the only breed of the bird seen here in Maine.  Those little buggers can flap their wings 70 times per second while flying up to 50 mph!  Sometime between February and April, hummingbirds leave their winter homes in Mexico and Central America and make the trip north.

A Facebook friend of ours shared something from Hummingbird Pots yesterday, and we found it to be pretty interesting, and it tells us that their arrival will begin around May 1st.

Needless to say, we can't wait for warmer days, green grass, and our chances to watch these beautiful creatures dip into the sugared water outside of our kitchen window!