With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Outdoor Wednesday ~ Trumpet Vine and Hummers

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday ~ Trumpet Vine and Hummers

Where are the Hummers?
We saw the first visitor to the feeder in mid-May but none lately.
Years ago we began planting every bush and plant that was known to attract humming birds to our yard. This trumpet vine has grown quite large and is a beacon to these fascinating birds.
The trumpets are blooming and the feeders are full but where are the hummers?


The following photos of our ruby throated hummingbirds were taken a couple of years ago.
My friends are not seeing hummers at their homes either.
Hopefully the activity of birds zooming back and forth from feeder to flower will soon fill me with delight and excitement!
Joining Susan @A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday!

25 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, I hope the hummers show up soon! Every plant you have should make them feel so welcome, they are beautiful! I know they will be zooming by soon! Great photographs, thanks for sharing.

Nancy

Mildred said...

My NC blog friend, Betsy, and I were discussing a lack of hummers this year. I did see one on a hosta bloom today, but not much activity at all this Spring. Your trumpet blooms are so pretty. John and I drove by the very first house we lived in and our trumpet vine was so big and full of blooms. We do not have one where we are now so I enjoyed your photos.

Olga said...

Wonderful pictures of both the flowers and the hummingbirds. I think the last hummingbird (with red neck) is called Anna's hummingbird.

Ann said...

I just bought a plant the other day that is supposed to attract humming birds and I also got a feeder. As of yet I haven't seen any. Sure hope they start showing up, I love seeing those little birds.

Deb said...

Your trumpet vines are gorgeous. I saw a hummer at our neighbor's feeder, but we don't have any out this year...makes me want to, though!!!

LV said...

I loved hummingbirds and enjoy watching them. For some reason, we do not have them here. I enjoyed seeing yours. Very nice.

Average Girl said...

we had a ton of hummingbirds this last two months, but now they have disappeared, supposing they are tending to their babies.. Our hummingbirds give birth in March and then June and then they are scarcely seen... i love your pics

Julie Harward said...

Well, if they come anywhere it will be to your flowers..they are beautiful! :D

Ebie said...

I have not seen orange trumpet flowers! They are bright and beautiful. I have seen a lot of pink ones.

The hummingbird photos are cute!

Sherry said...

Beautiful flowers. We love the hummingbirds. I haven't seen very many this year.
Sherry

Kathleen said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the trumpet vine!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love to see hummingbirds too... Up at my dad's in northern Wisconsin, they come pretty frequently.

Beautiful blooms too!
Blessings & Aloha!
thank you so much for stopping by :o)

Atticmag said...

I am so lucky being in California, we have hummers year round. Even when I cannot 'see' them, I hear their unmistakeable sound. Hope yours come back real soon. They are such a delight. And your trumpet vine is beautiful ♥
Jane T.

Debbie @ Cheaper by the Bakers Dozen said...

Just noticed the recipes on your sidebar. What a great idea! I can't wait to try some.
It's nice to find a blog with beautiful pictures and inspiring words that's not written by a 20yo (although I love 20yo's - I have several myself!)

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Really great outdoor pictures.
Annemieke

Mary said...

Hope they show up soon~ love the detail in your previous years pics. Lovely trumpet vine photos :-)

Dimple said...

I have noticed every year that the hummers come, then disappear for a while. My SIL thinks they are nesting when we don't see them. It seems as good an explanation as any!

I like all these shots!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a beautiful trumpet vine. I sure hope your hummers show up soon. What fabulous photos of them from a few years ago! ~ Tracy

Laurie said...

I have been woefully slow in visiting blogs, and I was delighted to get caught up on yours this morning. I do hope the hummers return soon; they are missing such beautiful vines and bushes!

Abbey looked young and gorgeous in her graduation pictures. Such a milestone for parents to go through, and you and your husband look so proud. I also took a peek at Jared's birthday post - 13! Another important milestone.

The cake looks delicious; I recently got Dorie's book, and my family has chosen a few yummy recipes to try.

Always a pleasure to stop by and see what is going on in your neighborhood!

Blessings and joy,
Laurie

marie said...

The trumpet vines are beautiful! I'd love those in my yard. I hope the hummers come back soon ~ they look so sweet in your photos!

Dayle said...

We have a few trumpet vines around here. I don't think I've seen any hummers either, come to think of it.

Linda said...

With all the beautiful trumpet vines, they are sure to turn up soon. I live in californis and we have these wonderful fellows all year round. It's the hooded orioles we watch for every Spring. This is my first time to your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I do hope you see the hummingbirds come back soon! Your flowers looks so inviting, so I'm sure they will.

I didn't see hummingbirds here but I liked watching them when I visited family in Arizona, and since then I collect anything that has hummingbirds on it. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Your trumpet flowers are pretty, I hope the hummers come to your yard soon. I am seeing a few here. We planted the trumpet vines and for the last five years it grows like a monster but has not had a single bloom on it.

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

Last year I saw hummers in April, this year I didn't start seeing them until the first part of June. They seem to like my sugar water that I make better than the store-bought mix I was using before. I am not seeing as many as I saw last year but at least I'm finally seeing a few now.

Hope yours show up soon. (o:

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