Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mamma Told Me There'd Be Days Like This

This post will bring a smile to your face 
and a skip to your step. 
Think twice before reading further.

My Hummingbirds are Rock Stars!

(Skip to the bottom to find out why... or read on for the full meal deal.)


For weeks I've sat, camera in hand 
at gardens edge, 
watching these little guys as they frolic.

The BEST way to start my day!

By now it's no secret...
they have a sweet fascination with my
Black and Blue Salvias 
and I, quite frankly, 
am fascinated watching them.

(Think of me in my bright flowered pj's
waiting patiently to capture them with my lens. 
I've had sooo much fun!)

 Oh they'll dance around the other blooms in my gardens...
but they are simply wild 
over the trumpet like blossoms of this Salvia.

So last week I decided to introduce 
something new to the scene.

A Hummingbird Feeder

I thought the sweet nectar might provide a bit of a boost 
to their energy.

With Fall in the air, 
it's just a matter of time 
before they're off on their journey south.

 The first morning was hilarious.
They knew something sweet was in there,
they just couldn't figure out how to get to it.

I caught it all with my camera.

Sit back, 
turn up your speakers
and enjoy the show.

Toe tapping is about to begin...

I should mention...
by the next day he had it all figured out.


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  2. How wonderful. I love to watch them darting around. Have a wonderful week.

  3. This was absolutely awesome... I laughed all the way through it as the hummingbirds have given me many hours of entertainment in my garden too!  I even had some baby humingbirds that I had to defend from my frogs!
    I will be back to enjoy more of your posts.

  4. Donna@Gardens Eye ViewJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Just adorable and how persistent he hummers just will not drink from my feeder

  5. Poor little guy! 

  6. RedHouseGarden BlogJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Aw, very cute!  I'm glad he finally figured it out by the next day!
    I have the same salvia, but I don't know if the hummingbirds go for it, since it's far away from a window.  I enjoy watching them on our cardinal flowers, butterfly bush, and agastache, though!

  7. Perhaps I should plant salvia because the little birds don't seem to like my feeders. They love zinnias, too. Great photos. They are fun to watch and you took some great photos.

  8. Oh what a lovely little clip, and now you have that song that will replay in my mind all day, as you said, bringing a little smile to my face - thank You!

  9. Hi Carolyn, that is a really cute clip of your hummingbird, i hope he eventually found what he was after.


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