Sunday, June 12, 2011
You would think, after weeks of sitting still looking out the window, with my camera at the ready...and cramps in my clicker finger...I'd be tired of looking at...or for...hummingbirds! Well...you'd be wrong!
Not only am I still enjoying the constant watchfulness I have to be in every time something flies by the window...a butterfly, cardinal, large insect, or robin...but I'm also loving looking at hummingbirds in prints or paintings, like the original watercolor hummingbird by asho in my header photo.
Or this print set of two painted watercolor hummingbirds by rachellelevingston.
But guess what?!...As beautiful as their hummingbird paintings are...and they 'are' beautiful!...I no longer have to settle for just a still painting of a hummingbird. Yippee!! We finally got footage of the resident Holyoke, 'sitting in, and flitting around the tree in my backyard', hummingbirds!!! :-)
I know...it's not very good footage, but what do you want?! I was so excited to finally be in the right position to get some footage that it didn't matter what kind of footage it was...LOL...the 'first time' that is!! :-)) ...Yep! We got some more!!! :-) Take a peek at "Hershey" the hummingbird!
"Hershey" got his name because hubby thought he looked sorta like a chocolate drop. *Teehee*...Hubby named the other three hummingbirds....YES!!!! Three!!...that were hanging around our tree yesterday too!
He named the baby grayish one "Horacio". I asked why and he said: "He's so tiny that he needs a big name!" I asked why he thought Horacio was a 'big' name.....and then that saga was about to begin...You know the one like we had about the parrot...So I said: "Never mind. Horacio it is!" LOL
"Hershey" has a little white band around his neck. "Chico" is bigger and has a splash of red under his chin. And "Zip" is brownish, with all of his feathers always out of place. ^_^
"Hershey" though, is apparently now considering our feeder and our backyard tree his personal home. :-) It was pouring rain all day yesterday and he just kept coming back, flitting around, sitting in the branches, and preening himself and sipping nectar...all day!! :-)
As a matter of fact, this morning when hubby went out there to get the feeder down, to clean it and put more fresh nectar in it, "Hershey" was flying around the tree keeping an eye on him,...flying away, and coming back.
Hopefully now we all can just live in peaceful human versus hummingbird existence, and I can stop boring you guys with my hummingbird sagas all the time! LOL
Now I can go back to boring you with my crochet sagas!! ^_^ Speaking of which, I had a repeat customer recently, a gentleman who likes my men's boutonnieres. He was the hit of his niece's wedding recently, wearing a boutonniere from my shop...and he sent me a picture and gave me permission to share it!!!! :-)
Okay, I'm all done...except for one more thing...I found a video on Youtube with directions for those of you who want to make your own homemade hummingbird nectar, so you can get some hummingbirds to visit and stay in your yard! It's 'Easy Peasy'!!!
And Oh Yeah! I didn't forget my movie theme for today either! ^_^ I thought this one was the perfect one for today!!!
Spring Is The Rain
Spring is the rain,
when the flowers grow again,
and new life is let remain.
After months of drench and drain,
you now see roses down the lane.
Spring is the rain,
and the budding of the grain,
and birds, out your window pane.
When the weather makes you sane,
and its no longer on your brain,
'cause there's no cold to give you pain.
Spring is the rain-
the time for traveling on the train,
for watching trees, not weather vanes,
and raking leaves-Autumn's disdain.
You lift your head, just like a crane,
and now your thought's no longer vain.
You think of seasons that were plain,
but now its blooming, down on Main,
because spring is the rain.