Thursday, May 06, 2010

Amazing treat

Moments ago I just had an amazing visit, a gift you might say. I was  filling a watering can when I heard a familiar hum near my head. I glanced back and I was face to face with a hummingbird. My first instinct was to close my eyes because of the warning I have always heard about hummers poking out your eyes...such a terrible fable to tell a child. Anyway I slowly turned back to the hose and held it so it would "rain" in the air. Sure enough the hummer flew to the water shower  and darted in and out. I was so delighted and thankful that I had already had a potty break,  because I was tickled to death to be allowed to treat the hummer to a bath/drink. I stood there as the dripping hose was soaking my pajamas and sandals. I could care less and would have stood there for hours watching this beauty. The sun revealed beautiful green on its back and the thin white line below the red throat. I didn't realize they look sort of blackish too. That was just an amazing experience and I wanted to share it. I wish I could have captured it on film but some things are just gifts for you to enjoy.
Ellen and her student, Ginny, from AU are coming for a visit today so I must run my errands early so I can relax and enjoy their company.
Enjoy your day and wishing you hummingbird visits.

22 comments:

  1. Oooh the red throat is stunning. What a treat to have the hummingbird visit. Have a great day, Pat!!

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  2. Lucky you! I guess it is time to put the feeders out. Hummingbirds are such a joy to watch even when they fight.

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  3. How lucky your were to see this in your garden. It is a rel star!
    Enjoy your day,
    Smiles,
    Angela.

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  4. Oh Pat! Thank you!!!! I just adore those little hummingbirds. I put my feeders out 2 weeks ago and I'm still waiting for mine to come back. It's good to hear that you have one visiting you!

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  5. What a little jewel of a gift. Nice way to start the day.

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  6. It is sure to be a magical day after a miracle like that first thing. Glad you enjoyed every second of your special visitor's stop over. Thanks for sharing.
    Pat
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
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    pmorello@citlink.net

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  7. Yes, Pat, I agree with you. It would have been tempting to wish you had your camera but I believe it's meant to be that way. God wants you to have something very special - just you! How beautiful. Diane

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  8. What a beautiful photo. I have them all summer long, but haven't seen any yet this year. Thanks for sharing.
    debby

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  9. My brother has hummingbird feeders, he loves to watch them, the are facinating. Have a fun day-Leslie

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  10. Tiny flying miracles! We have lots of hummers come through during migration in February and again in Sept. Sometimes I will have around 60 hummers at one feeder and many coming to my flowers in the yard. It is amazing.

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  11. What a great experience. Hummers are a favorite of mine, and haven't seen one yet this year, but still early I guess.

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  12. Hummingbirds are such little wonders in all of their glorious colors. I bet you are already working up ribbons to dye in hummingbird colors. Sea Witch

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  13. How very fortunate that you were there with the hose and sprinkle of water to enjoy such an amazing tiny bird. Happy gardening...

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  14. So fun! Read my post for today if you get a chance Pat,maybe YOU know what the heck bird it was! I was delighted,,,,,,and frustrated my camera wasn't charged! Lesson learned!

    Love those little hummingbirds though! I got "charged" one morning on the front stoop while drinkin my first cup of coffee! No harm done,,,but it startled the coffee right out of my cup!

    Hugs, and thanks for sharing!
    Shell

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  15. That's just beautiful! It was like I was there watching it with you. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

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  16. What a wonderful gift to share!!!! yOU AND THE HUMMER DARTING IN AND OUT of the hose , must have been quite a sight!!!! I will have to remember that about hummers and rain water showers!!!

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  17. What a magical moment - something you will remember all your life

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  18. What a magical experience, Pat! Wow - such a rare treat to be face to face with such beauty!

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  19. Hi Pat
    Thank you so much for visiting me today!
    I have never heard of a hummingbird poking your eyes out??? Is that true? They are such fragile little creatures but I do know they are territorial.
    Many blessings to you today
    Rebecca

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  20. Greetings from sweden! I would love to have a humminbird visit, but the only hummingbirds I might see in real life will be the ones a create out of fabric. And then they wont be real hummingbords. :P

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  21. Oh how awesome! I'd never heard that they would peck your eyes out... Aren't they just amazing? I have a tiny little humingbird's nest under a glass dome. I need to get my feeders cleaned out and hung up for them! We had sleet last night, so I'm hoping they're finding a place to stay warm. Marva

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