Tag: hummingbirds

Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds

Another cold and rainy day in the Pacific Northwest and the blue skies and sunshine from Southern California are only a memory. Still memories are meant to be enjoyed, are they not? I love hummingbirds and one of my favorite memories from our recent… Continue Reading “Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds”

SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!

When in need of sunshine and a respite from a wintery spring, we Northwesterners head to sunny Southern California! When it’s a road trip in April you may very well spend your first 2 days driving through rain in Washington and Oregon. But seriously,… Continue Reading “SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!”

Summoned by the Hummingbirds

It’s been a cold and rainy spring, so I haven’t been out in the garden much, nor paying enough attention to the hummingbirds. They let me know it. I was recently summoned from my office on the third floor of our house. I’d let… Continue Reading “Summoned by the Hummingbirds”

Gardening is for the Birds

I love gardening and I love birds and the two go hand in hand. At our last home in Seattle, our yard was a Certified Wildlife Habitat, which means it was wildlife friendly; we planted native shrubs and trees, had water sources, and feeders.… Continue Reading “Gardening is for the Birds”

Happy Hummers and First Monday of 2022!

After eight long days, the snow of 2021 is finally melting, and we are left with slush and drizzle – welcome to the first Monday of 2022! A strange number for a year, don’t you think? When I was growing up all the years… Continue Reading “Happy Hummers and First Monday of 2022!”

About those Hummingbirds in the Snow

When I woke this morning it was 18 degrees outside. The snow was deep, dry and sparkly and the moon was still out. I was waiting for the day to fully dawn before putting the hummingbird feeders back outside. I knew they depended on… Continue Reading “About those Hummingbirds in the Snow”

The Promised Snow Has Arrived! And Hummingbirds, too!

It was only a tease yesterday, the promise of a White Christmas for those who care about such things. But this morning the snow appeared, clothing the evergreens with its beauty and providing joy in the Great Northwest! I bundle up and venture outside… Continue Reading “The Promised Snow Has Arrived! And Hummingbirds, too!”

Happy Day! My New LUMIX FZ300 Arrived!

Hooray for Cyber Monday! I’ve been using my Sony RX10 for the past five years and love it. But ever since it froze up earlier this year – remember camera woes? – I thought about getting another camera. At the time, Terri at Second… Continue Reading “Happy Day! My New LUMIX FZ300 Arrived!”

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… Continue Reading “Tuesday’s Rewards – Close Up on Hummingbirds”

A Gallery of Cats and Hummingbirds in the Garden

Both are welcome in my yard though I understand the risk. Fortunately the hummingbirds prefer to be high in the trees above where they like to preen. (Click on the pictures in the gallery to enlarge.) When they drop down to drink they are… Continue Reading “A Gallery of Cats and Hummingbirds in the Garden”

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