Monday, July 16, 2012

Hot Fun in the Hummer Time

He almost looks like a little statue on top of this branch as he braced himself with his wings, while the wind blew through the branches.

These little birds really like the delphinium. This one fought off 3 other hummingbirds while I was watching them, just to keep the claim made on this bundle of blue.

Perched atop the lilac tree on a very small branch. He fluffed up his feathers because the wind was blowing enough to sway that branch back and forth.

This last one makes me laugh. He was so enthusiastic about getting that nectar out, that he stuck his whole head in sideways to reach the sweet spot in the flower. I'm pretty amazed that I caught it.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Puddles of Sunshine

When the red hot poker blooms it does so with a bright yellow that seems to capture the sunshine inside of it. The small tubular petals climb to the top changing from yellow to bright orange. It's a favorite of the hummingbirds.