Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Hummers

Alas! The day I have been waiting for! My hummer's back!!





OH NO! Not that kind of hummer!

My hummers....What I mean...you know...my hummingbirds are back!

That's right! Every year I put my feeders out on one of the very first days of spring when the purple Iris are in bloom and patiently wait...

and wait...and wait...

until one day in late summer along with the black-eyed susans, they finally arrive.

And today just like every other year, they arrived.

So I was right there to welcome them with my Nikon at hand.

They are very camera shy, you know,
but I've been able to get a few "almost" decent shots of them
between their sudden darts and dances.
We are still in the "checking each other out" stage,
but in time we will get to know each other very well.


Now don't you hover too long; dash on over to Susan's at Outdoor Wednesday's to savor all the sweet posts she has waiting for you. :=)

And thanks to Melissa at The Inspired Room for letting me share the beauty in life.

26 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Marsha, he is just darling. My MIL has hummers, and I love to go to her house and watch them! They are just precious. I did a post today about Shrimp Plants, and apparently they are in the Top Ten plants to attract ruby-throated hummers. I read that online on a site called Operation Ruby-Throat.

Thanks for sharing these pics. They are truly such wonderful creatures!

Happy OW...

XO,

Sheila :-)

xinex said...

Aren't they just amazing birds? They are so tiny and cute but so fast. I love watching them. You captured many beautiful ones....Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You really did good getting the pictures, as they are so fast. My daughter has several that visit her feeder.
Glenda

Really Rainey said...

I was so happy to find that you weren't talking about hummers the car! Hehaha... I love your beautiful hummers! You are so lucky! Your hummers are part of your family!
Hope your week is going well...
~Really Rainey~

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Marsha, I love the psot. The hummers are so wonderful to watch. Mine will actually come down and hover next to my neck on the side. They are just so much fun. My hummer even clicks at me when she wants the feeder changed or it is empty. They are very easy to tame if you spend time with them. They are just wonderful. I have signed up to follow your blog, I have to come back and read more. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you follow my blog as well. Country Hugs, Sherry

Mary said...

What fantastic images. This was a great post.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Marsha..you have some really great photos of your hummingbirds!! I just love them! Come check out my sidebar as I too have a photo of a mommy hummingbird on her nest. Click on the sidebar for the story!I think they are just precious little cuties!! Hugs!

Cindy said...

I love hummingbirds! Beautiful pics and that tablescape you did is fabulous~ I love the shades of pink and green and those oh so cute table card holders!!! Cindy

Becky K. said...

Ahhhh...you got a photos of them sitting still. That is highly unusual, I think!

Neat-o!

We have them here but they are always buzzing in and out.

Have a great day!
Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Riet said...

Those are beautiful pictures. They seem to know yousince they always come back. Happy outdoor Wednesday

Joyce said...

Clever post and wonderful photos. I love to watch those little hummers beat their wings. They must be so tired flapping all day long. No wonder they have to feed so often.
Joyce

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Marsha, the hummingbirds are so sweet. Lovely pictures.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Regina said...

Such a beautiful post.:). So cool.
Have a nice day Marsha.
Regina

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

That are really beautiful pictures of the hummers.
Have a nice day, Annemieke

Marina Capano said...

fantastic!!

xoxo

Janie's World said...

I love the hummingbirds. Darting and chirping. I'm so glad that they have settled down for the summer in your area. I don't have hummingbird feeders up, but they like to take baths in my fountain.

Maureen said...

Whew, you had me worried there for a second!

What wonderful photos; how beautiful!

Carrie said...

How sweet to have the lovely birds nearby...it's so much fun to watch them!

Marsha said...

Don't you just love these little beauties. Your photos are great because we all know they never stand still long enough to pose for us. I've been so busy lately that I've missed stopping by to visit - we Marsha's need to stick together ;)

SharDon Exclusives said...

We put out our feeders in May in hopes that the scouts will find us. Last year we had six or seven but this year only one has come. I change the fluid once a week but we are dissapointed in the numbers. Maybe next year...Sharon
P.S. your baby is so cute!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Marsha, your hummingbirds are so adorable! Our hummingbirds are green lol! Bright limegreen, with the brownish/grey mixed in. I've been trying to get a picture, but the minute I move the fly off. They love my fushias.

I'm so glad you hummingbirds are back. They are such wonderful little creatures!

Tina

ImagineCozy said...

Great shots, these are always so difficult to capture.

We have a trumpet vine with large orange blooms and the little hummingbirds just love them. It is truly summer when you see the little birds flitting around.

Roeshel said...

I love hummingbirds. What great pictures. I'm hoping next year since our grape arbor will be done, to put out a feeder in the spring. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

shopannies said...

I love humming birds and you have captured one quite graciously

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Aww, I love the hummer shots! They are such great closeups. I recently posted about our hummers too. They have been at our feeders for about a month now and it seems like they hand around most of the day. Such beautiful little creatures :)

Chuck Dilmore said...

your photography
is stunning,
as usual!

beautiful!