There are moments I know they are out there, I can hear them, but when I look – nothing . Perhaps this explains it…
This darling Hummingbird blends in beautifully with the fresh green of the fuchsia leaves. Wouldn’t have thought him camera-shy but you never know, lol.
Slowly they are coming back, one by one, it’s just not fast enough for me. I want MORE but… “mum, how much longer?”
There may not have been all the whooping and cheering yesterday to mark the end of the school year but we did have something I think that was as equally as good, if not a tad better perhaps… HUMMINGBIRDS!
There’s no denying that enjoying a late breakfast on the back deck with these delightful little creatures is the BEST way to begin a day!
The return of these delicate little birds I will take as a sign of a wonderful summer about to unfold!
Now as I sit, waiting, camera poised in anticipation of more happy snaps, my coffee cup empty, I remind myself first of the joy yesterday on seeing their return before deliriously asking… “mum, how much longer?”
As you know, I ADORE watching Hummingbirds! How tiny must be the feathers which cover their little bodies?
So absorbed was I in watching these little guys that I failed to appreciate the perch that sits in front of each individual feeder had moved, making it near impossible for the Hummingbirds to STOP and drink. Fortunately this didn’t deter them!
As soon as this little one had had his fill I quickly went out to rectify the perch situation. Could you imagine walking into the kitchen to see these birds, wings on hips glaring at me then the perch as much to say… “mum, how much longer?”
Being a wet Monday morning leaving the warm security of one’s bed was extremely difficult this morning, especially after both children were so busy outside all week-end playing with friends.
Which made it all the more lovely to hear that familiar buzz and chatter outside the kitchen window as I prepared breakfast this morning.
Honestly, I have never heard Hummingbirds chatter the way they have been since their return this year. That sound always brings a smile to my face.
This next photo I took over the week-end begged for a caption!
Sadly though the washing isn’t going to do itself, nor is the house going to tidy itself so I’d best pull myself back into real-time otherwise the children will be returning from school and asking… “mum, how much longer?”
What greater gift could nature have given me for Easter other than the return of my Hummingbirds!
Thursday morning poor Master Twelve, as he was nursing his sore throat, was attempting to croak to me that he’d seen a Hummingbird. I believed him although didn’t see any myself that day but did take the opportunity to clean and refill the feeder just in case of this!
However… come Friday that distinctive sound was in the air once more, announcing the arrival of more than one little Hummingbird, yea!!!
Then Saturday morning, lying in bed, listening to the sound of rain falling intermingled with the sound of Hummingbirds flitting here and there was just delightful. No guessing where I can be found these days, lol! 🙂
I ask you, how cute is that little tongue? By the end of the week-end we had three or four little Hummingbirds fighting over the feeder, just NOT when I had the camera in my hand of course.
Last night Master Twelve was attempting to talk to Hubby and I but we were both staring out the window, totally absorbed with the Hummingbirds. Eventually Master Twelve twigged he didn’t have our full attention, prompting this muttering… “Hummingbirds? How much longer?“