Sunday, April 11, 2010

On the patio

Our patio has become a paradise.
And through all the hummer commotion,
our dogs sleep and I work.

Spring has returned. 
The Earth 
is like a child 
that knows poems.
-Rainer Maria Rilke


becky said...

Nice hummingbird shots! They are cute little guys! My mom gets them year round in southern cal.. it's still too gray & chilly here in oregon... but hopefully soon~ they are so much fun to watch!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I know it's spring here, in the NW corner, because the buzzards are back!

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! You are very lucky to have such a awesome patio view. Great looking bird. What is it? Enjoy the lovely Spring weather. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Diane AZ said...

I love those shimmering green feathers. Nice shots!

BANJO52 said...

Nice hummers. I don't try for them but have a friend who does and loves 'em. 4 honey to one water? 4 water to one honey? 2 to 2?

That's why I stick to cardinals and such.

Thérèse said...

They are so much fun to look at!

Sam said...

Very nice! We try so hard to get those and it never seems to work!


Sam said...

My boyfriend's mom is a huge hummingbird fan and tracks their yearly migration. I think I'll link her this post.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Thanks Sam for sending this link on. I'd love it if she knows which hummingbird this is. A costa's? an Anna's? a black chinned? they are all too similar for us to tell!

Banjomyn, right now our guys love the natural stuff. But I have one of the 'flying saucer' style feeders and we do 4 waters 1 sugar, no honey. Seems to work here - we boil water and sugar in microwave and then store in frig, adding as they drink (sometimes, every day).

altadenahiker said...

It's funny when I have folks from Europe on a Huntington tour. They go over the moon when they spot a hummingbird. You can always tell the natives; we start squawking when we see the geese. I guess the geese take a short vacation here on their way to Washington or Canada.

Stella said...

Our Aunty lives on a retired farm and gets about 20 hummers every afternoon about 4 pm. They are total conversation stoppers and drink up the Hummer juice fast!