Tuesday’s Rewards – Close Up on Hummingbirds

I woke to an overcast day inside and out – it was time for my booster shot. My dear husband offered to drive me there and I appreciated the moral support. All went well though I expect some soreness tomorrow if my last shot is any indication. Afterwards we stopped by Starbucks for a latte and seasonal pastry – a kind of reward I thought. When we got back home I was still feeling good and went outside to catch the hummingbirds feeding.

Even better, I caught this handsome boy perched on top of the pole, preening and turning this way and that – enough time for me to observe him on all sides.

I was out in the open with my camera – not hiding in the shed as I sometimes do – watching him closely while he watched me –

till he finally dropped down to drink.

A final pose and he smiled at me before he flew away.

My second reward of the day.

~ Susanne

20 Comments on “Tuesday’s Rewards – Close Up on Hummingbirds

  1. How wonderful to have that eye contact with the hummingbird. I like to think he knows you mean him no harm, because you put the food out for them.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Thank you so much for the hummer photos. I can only imagine the skills needed to bring these images to your readers! Speaking of pastries – it might be a longer jaunt for you into Seattle but if you haven’t yet experienced Nielsen’s Danish bakery which is located at the base of Queen Anne hill (the “counterbalance” hill) you really enjoy that. The best thing ever to take your mind off booster issues, for sure! I loved that bakery way too much when I lived in Seattle, to the point that now if I have visitors from Seattle they know they’d better come prepared with one of those big pink boxes containing amazing Danish pastries!

    • Thank you! The hummingbirds aren’t difficult to photograph when they sit still for you! 😊 And thanks for the recommendation. I’ve heard of Nielsen’s, maybe even been there. I don’t get downtown much anymore but maybe on my next visit to the Seattle Center I’ll look it up. 😊

  3. Ah yes, seeing a hummer is definitely a reward! Glad you got your booster shot. Can you believe it will soon be 2 years that we have been dealing with this?

    • Thanks! I love it when they hold still long enough for me to get a few pictures. This one sat there quite a while preening before dropping down to drink. And yes, I’m thankful to have no ill effects from the booster. Much easier than the 2nd shot I had. πŸ™‚

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