SOC Sunday / Hummingbirds

28 Aug

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It’s a hummingbird kinda day. I am SO GLAD that I waited unti lthe end of the day t do my SOC this week, because what happened today is so noteworthy in its simple little beauty.

I have never seen a hummingbird. THat is, until today. My husband was standing at our front door with TinyOne and in a hushed, excited whisper he said “oooh, Honey, come here! Quick!” So up I get and rush to the door, and he points out a tiny hummingbird that was flitting on the sunflowers. Then it came over and sniffed our gladiolas, and our hydrangeas, moving here and there and zooming and whizzing about. It was adorable. So I got to see my first hummingbird. And not just fleetingly. This little guy hung out by our flowers for like, 10 minutes! And then I got to see my second hummingbird when his friend joined him at the gladiolas. and the danced with each other for a second before going their separate ways.

Amazing enough as it is, right? Well, this evening we were in the hot tub at the in-laws, and I saw a small figure hovering up near the roof. A hummingbird. And if I hadn’t seen the ones earlier, I would not have recognized this third little guy. So then he zooms down to where we were and hangs out by the goldenrods by the pond. So I got to see THREE hummingbirds today, when before today I had never seen a single live one.

Oh, and you know the Bing homepage? Well guess what the picture is today? Yup. A hummingbird.

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5 Responses to “SOC Sunday / Hummingbirds”

  1. countrybydesign 28 August 2011 at 10:39 PM #

    Put up a feeder for them, then you can watch them all the time. Check out the picture I took tonight at my house.

  2. Good Girl Gone Green 28 August 2011 at 11:16 PM #

    Oh yes, a feeder will most definitely attracted lots of hummingbirds! It is so fun to see things we have only seen pictures of! 🙂

  3. Nick 28 August 2011 at 11:56 PM #

    That is incredible!!! I saw a few down in Tennessee over the summer, and they totally inspired me to write a song.

  4. beccaamazing 29 August 2011 at 12:00 PM #

    Ha ha! 🙂 That is awesome!!! I LOVELOVELOVE hummingbirds. They remind me of fairies. Almost surreal. Have you seen the movie Merlin? They always remind me of that movie. Sometimes i see them outside my apartment window and I momentarily freak out.

  5. Fadra 3 September 2011 at 8:03 PM #

    I LOVE hummingbirds. They come to our yard every year because of the flowers we planted. If I sit really still outside, they have been known to come close. Also, there is something called a Hummingbird Moth. It has clear wings and looks just like a little itty bitty hummingbird. Yeah, I love nature.

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