Still Humming even in Autumn! (Wordless Wednesday)








Oops, I think we forgot something!

Looking out the window this week we realized we’d forgotten to bring in not only the fire-pit but also this, whoops!

Hummingbird feeder - out in the cold!

The sugar-water in the Hummingbird feeder has been frozen solid this week.

Common sense says I should bring it in now but the curious-soul within me wants to leave it out to see just how long it takes to defrost… “mum, how much longer?”

Hummingbird ENVY!

After the day I had yesterday which finished with me stone sweeping the lawn (not my eleven old son as planned but to his credit he did do the after-clean), when friends rang last night inviting me to dinner this evening I jumped at the chance!

It was so nice having dinner with just we ladies, its been ages since I’ve done that. And if that wasn’t enough, as I was leaving to go to my car I heard that familiar humming sound. I turned around and could NOT  believe what I was seeing…

Oh I'm jealous alright!

When I arrived I saw a couple darting around and was told they’d counted 21 last night but didn’t believe for a moment it was 21 SEPARATE hummingbirds but after seeing this, WOW!

Hummingbird ENVY!

They were amazing! They’d all come together to drink the sugar-water then together they’d all go, then back again, and again and again. What can I say, I’m moving in for the summer, well, the Hummingbird Season at least!

To say I have Hummingbird Envy would be an understatement. More hummingbird feeders are ordered and I shall not rest until I have conquered the Hummingbird Crowd!

I jest but certainly would not say no to more hummingbirds. It would be lovely to have them humming about, it’s simply a case of when… “mum, how much longer?”

What a day…grrrrr!

Today could not have been a more frustrating day if I’d planned it that way… I was FUMING!!!

It seemed to be one thing after another but the most irritating was from this one particular company where I’d placed an order weeks ago that was due over the week-end. I’d heard nothing so rang inquiring as to what the now expected delivery date was. Interesting, there would be no delivery as there was no order – they’d cancelled it! WTF?!

And it was all without any advice to me which really sent me into a tailspin. After all the details you have to give to place an order these days it never ceases to amaze me how no one is ever able make contact! Why is that?

What was even more annoying was having to listen to someone on the phone who clearly was not listening to a word I was saying. Even more incredulous was the total disregard of the poor service not only from they in Customer Service, but from, and for, the staff member who canceled the order and didn’t advise me.

And after all this time on the phone was I offered an apology, NO! It was I, the customer, who had to request an apology, and what was worse, this middle-age woman then suddenly become a petulant three-year child whining an apology to me. I could have jumped through the phone to slap her, instead I hung-up. She’d made her point, I was obviously disturbing her coffee break.

Thank goodness for my Hummingbirds though. I came out to the kitchen for my own calm-down coffee or two and what did I see not one but TWO Hummingbirds. What joy!

Love the Hummingbirds!

Not to be outdone though, Miss Nine was playing on the trampoline this evening where she counted SEVEN Hummingbirds!

I soooooo can’t wait until our decks are set-up with plants and out-door furniture so once-again we can sit quietly amongst nature listening to that wonderful hum emanating from my Hummingbirds… “mum, how much longer?”

They’re back!!!

Whilst I was outside this afternoon I heard above me what sounded like a phone vibrating only in stereo. I knew immediately what it was… my hummingbirds were back!

I wasted no time finding our hummingbird feeder, filling it then hanging it outside. Within an hour we had company. This year as you can see I’m conducting an experiment with the red liquid to see if in fact it attracts more birds than the clear sugary liquid.

I was soooooo excited at the return of the hummingbirds I was bouncing around the kitchen like a labrador puppy. Of course, the children simply rolled their eyes at me and asked… “mum, how much longer?”