Haiku For You
Hummingbirds drink in nectar
of striking red sage.
This is really taking me somewhere else; some place bright and beautiful.
I'm glad Janna. It's nice to see just a few words transform a moment of your world.
Lovely! It's so cold and dreary here today, and your Haiku helped me to briefly escape into a summer garden. Thank you.
Sorry you are dealing with the dreary for today, it is the first day of nice cool (70) weather, with sunshine and I am enjoying every breeze!
We frequently see hummingbirds around where I live. A couple weeks ago we had a baby hummingbird on our back patio. I thought it had fallen from its nest and was injured, but then realized it was just learning to fly. The mother watched from a distance and flew down once to tend to her child. Eventually, the baby bird made its final attempt at flight and off it went. It was fascinating to watch.LeePlaces I RememberWrote By RoteAn A to Z Co-host blog
Oh, I would love to see the babies. I have hummers out in the back yard most of spring, summer, and fall, but I have not been graced with watching the babies. That must have been a wonderful moment Arlee.
Was just looking at those humming bird feeders. They are always red! This inspires me now to maybe try one as I chickened out.. Seems to be a lot of maintenance. I have trouble remembering to clean out the gerbil cage without having to clean out a feeder.
Humming birds see the movement in red and purple. Both colours live on a different frequency than the rest of them, I'm not sure I can explain the science part of it without looking things up again, but suffice it to say that red, and purple, don't hold still. If you have ever tried to take a picture of a red flower, or a purple flower, you can probably see what I mean. They are less forgiving, and will end up blurry more often than others because of the frequency of the colour. On to the feeding. If you do hang hummingbird feeders out, make your own solution for them. The red dye in the commercialized stuff causes their tongue not to work properly and actually dehydrates them, eventually killing them off. I just use a 1 to 4 recipe that I found years ago, and make sure to boil it so that the bacteria dies before you fill your feeders (let it cool afterward too hehehhe). You can keep the unused portion in the fridge.Here's a link to a more expert opinion: Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Thank you very much Emma.
I can not wait for the hummingbirds to come out and summer to be here. :D Brilliant job.Kathyhttp://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com
Me neither Kathy, I love those little metallic looking hummers. I hide out in plain site with my camera AND the Zoom lens, and wait, wait, wait for them :-) Thank you.
I feed them, too. I love how they just come to the feeder and check out the people and continue to hover and feed and hover and look...jet away and jet back. I have had them land on the railing a couple of times and just look at me. They are so fragile and so beautiful. I have never had a camera when they come to visit. The pic exists only in my mind.Love this one...really love it. ♥
I stalk them, so I do have pics... but they took me a long time to get, and many shots before I got a good one :-) There is a video on YouTube about a couple that puts the nectar in the palms of their hands, and the little ones come and drink from it. It's beautiful!
Nice and short. Keep blogging!http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com
Thank you Francene. I figured for this challenge it might be a good idea to keep it short. So many people to read... er em blogs to read :-)
I needed this today, because it's cold and wet. I'm dreaming of the summer when the hummingbirds come around. Thanks for stopping by my blog!Christine Coffee in the Garden In the Care of the Great Physician
Thank you for the return visit. We have a local that encourages me to write about sunshine... though I do douse it a little with a storm on occasion :-)
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