When we arrived at the ranch on Friday, we were bereft that the hummingbirds appeared to have abandoned the feeder outside our bedroom window. And the level of yummy sugar-water was pretty much the same as when we left it last Sunday. Then we realized: why drink the synthetic stuff when you have the real thing not too far away? The hummingbirds — and the bees — are busy drinking at the salvia greggii “hot pink” saloon at the front of the house. An amazing burst of color just in the last week . . .