Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Hummingbird

We have seen a lot of hummingbirds in the back garden this summer, but every time we`ve went for the camera, they`ve flown off. But early the other morning, hubby was sitting outside drinking his coffee when this wee pretty bird came along to drink from it`s favorite flower, the bee balm. He was able to get some amazing snaps! I`ve left them all big so you can click on them. I won`t be posting for the rest of the week because after work, I`ll be preparing for our party.....getting music together, cleaning, praying it doesn`t rain etc etc. Hubby`s sisters are coming from Oshawa to stay over so I want to get the spare room nice for them. See you later :)




29 comments:

Christine of Epiphany said...

Wonderful photos! Tell your husband he did well!
Have fun at your party~

Zoey said...

Hubby did good! Great hummer shots, especially #3 & 4. They are so clear.

You get a different kind of hummer than I do. It's interesting to see.

Hope you have fun getting ready for your party.

tash said...

Wow - now I know why the bergamot has such amazingly-shaped flowers, though I'm not sure anything over here can utilise their long, tapering heads! I am amazed that you have hummingbirds, it's wonderful, so exotic. Well done to your hubby for being able to capture them :)

Tricia said...

oh, how lucky to get the photos of the hummingbirdies! We put out a red feeder for them, but we did'nt spot any this summer! Drat!

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QUASAR9 said...

Love hummingbirds,
but surely they can't last long in Canada - and I didn't think they were big enough to migrate long distances.

The SUCCESS Coach said...

These are INCREDIBLE photos! I see why Kilroy put you on the list of Blog Village sites I should give a vote.

Julie Marie said...

Dear Tea,

Your hubby got some great shots! We used to see lots of hummingbirds when we went to the Minnesota lakes but I've only ever seen one here.

Julie

Rosa said...

What fabulous photos! My bee balm didn't come up this year. Both the bird and plant are beautiful.

smilnsigh said...

Great photos!

Hope your party weather is purrrrfect!

Mari-Nanci

farmingfriends said...

These photos are truely lovely. I don't know whether we get this bird in the UK. I don't think we do so thatnks for sharing these photos. Sara from farmingfriends

jessica said...

what fabulous pics.
good luck with getting ready for your party.

Kerry and Rachel said...

Great photos! We get some pretty hummingbirds in the mountains here in Colorado, the kind with the ruby throat. Hard to get a pic, thoght!

Kerry and Rachel said...

Great photos! We get some pretty hummingbirds in the mountains here in Colorado, the kind with the ruby throat. Hard to get a pic, thoght!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

We have had a lot of bumblebirds this year. We have actually seen the male doing his mating dance...this funny swooping thing he does to show off to the gals!

Rauf said...

oh such lovely pictures of the bird TEAS, i viewd them full screen. simply stunning.
Enjoy the party TEAS, yes i sincerely hope it doesn't rain.

Lee-ann said...

O! Tea the photos are so lovely I can even see the gentle little wings wizzing away there.....well done to your dear heart a very good job on his part.

Enjoy the fun you are about to have my dear! it all sounds very special for sure.

Lee-ann

Jane said...

How fantastic - I love birdwatching but never seem to have my camera at the right time,
Enjoy your party,
J
x

Mrs. Staggs said...

I always think it's a happy magical thing when you can capture these little creatures on film. The photos are lovely, thank you for sharing them.

carolyn said...

I'm always so envious of those of you who have humming birds in your garden.

Paper Fan Club said...

Hummingbirds are amazing and mesmerizing creatures, aren't they? My folks have numerous hum-feeders around the house and it's always a thrill to watch them up close.

Cristina said...

Love these wonderful shots! I also enjoy being reminded that hummingbird as a totem helps us to find sweetness and joy in life. They are also feisty and agile little warriors! I also just read that they represent transcending time--to hover in the moment and appreciate its sweetness. Hope you have a wonderful time.

Palm Springs Savant said...

oh my gosh, those really are such beautiful photos. and I love hummingbirds too.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Fabulous pictures!!!

Aren't they just the sweetest little birds?!

We have a couple that like the rose of sharon and the lantana in the hanging baskets.

Thanks for sharing your photos!

Kimberly :)

Rosie said...

great photos - what lovely little birds and how wonderful to have them in your garden :)

Jeanne said...

What beautiful pictures of the hummingbirds. We used to have a quince bush they loved and it was such fun watching them eat. Never got to get pictures like these though.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

The hummers have been busy in our yard too! I wonder if it is the same one, flitting back and forth?

I made a hummingbird cake...have you ever had it? we are all posting on our hummingbirds!

Dr. James P. Holdren said...

Oh what I wouldn't give for a hummingbird.

Lindy said...

Why are hummingbirds so camera shy? I've had to hide under a bedsheet (floral, not white) while sitting on a bar stool to get a shot of my birds.

Your hubby did a great job! I love your garden and it looks like the hummies do too!!