30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 1

If you read a recent post “For the Love of Hummingbirds” you know I am a huge fan of these little garden fairies. They not only brighten my day, but challenge my photography skills. You have to be both quick and patient at the same time to get the perfect shot. At times it can be frustrating, but mostly it’s entertaining to watch them as they dance around the feeders and blooming plants in the garden.

In just the last week their activity has really picked up. I don’t know if it’s the homemade food or the extra feeders, but they are definitely giving us a good show this year. With all of this increased activity I decided to give myself a little challenge over the next 30 days by posting photos every day of these beautiful little creatures. Who knows, perhaps a few will end up on greeting cards, prints or an inspirational quote?

To kick off my challenge here is this cute little guy feeding off our Wandering Jew plant.

I hope you enjoy this journey with me. Until tomorrow!


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A Wink, a Smile and a Wave Goodbye!

If you’ve followed me for the last few years, you know I’m easily entertained by  Hummingbirds. I have two (2) feeders hanging in our garden just above the bicycle, surrounded by plenty of color from the knock-out roses, petunias and the butterfly bushes.

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I could literally sit for hours watching these little fairies feed! There is just something so magical about them. Perhaps it’s their small and mighty stature.  Most likely though it’s the challenge of getting the right shot before they speed away!

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So imagine how excited I was to see our granddaughter’s hummingbird feeder and all the activity around it. Our son and daughter-in-law purchased a new, all red glass feeder this year and hung it just outside their kitchen window to better watch them feed. They said it didn’t take long to attract the hummingbirds and it quickly became a non-stop feeding frenzy!

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It seems the consistent bright red color of the feeder draws them in. This little guy put on quite the show for me that afternoon.  Literally, just when you thought his feeding was over he reappeared dancing around feeder taking quick little sips of the nectar.

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It was almost as if he knew I was watching him, because just like that he turned and peered into the window as if to give me “A Wink, a Smile and a Wave Goodbye.”

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