With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: The Hummingbirds Have Returned

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Hummingbirds Have Returned

They were scarce last month but they are all back now.
Ever see those amazing photos of swarms of hummingbirds around a single feeder?
Not here.  I have rarely seen two birds at a time on our feeders.  They fight in mid-air and are very territorial.
Some are wary and zip away at the slightest movement.

Some are friendly and inquisitive and zoom right up to the window and peer at me curiously. 
Some at have thin little bodies and some are rather plump. 
All give me a thrill no matter how many zillions of times I see them
The past couple of nights I was able to get a few shots of my favorite visitors

 All Things Bright And Beautiful

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one;

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows for our play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day;

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
Text: Cecil Frances Alexander
Music: 17th cent. English melody; arr. by Martin Shaw


Nancy's Notes said...

What awesome photographs of that little hummingbird! It's amazing that you were able to get so many great ones, great photographer! I love them, I have seem many lately, just so neat to see. What a wonderful poem, thanks for sharing.


BECKY said...

I am like you gal! It just thrills my little heart to sit and watch these wonderful creations of His!!The mind of God...who can know? We sure get a great glimpse into His mind when we observe His creation and the unbelievable creativity He has shown us!! Such FUN!!!

Thanks for sharing these little beauties with us!!
They are precious!

Leslie said...

we have one or two regulars that come to our front porch feeder. i love watching them, and when i am out sitting on the porch it is amazing to hear their wings.

Snap said...

Such beautiful captures! WOW! All things bright and beautiful ... YES YES YES!!!

Mildred said...

Your pictures are amazing Lorraine. We have finally started seeing more at our feeders. It is funny when they come right up to window and hover! Thanks for the great photos - it's fun to see them up close and study all the amazing details.

Julie Harward said...

I love this..great pic's! They give me a thrill to, especially when they buzz my head! They are very amazing little things. (Thanks for the prayer for new baby, you are a dear lady!) :D

crochet lady said...

They are such interesting creatures. Your sure took some great close ups that really show off how amazing they are.

Ann said...

I just love hummingbirds, they really are quite remarkable. Love all your photos, I would never get tired of seeing them either

Cathy said...

Remarkable photographs.

Hummingbirds will come up to my back porch as I am sitting there in the morning and hover in front of me as if communication with me is desired.

Dishesdone said...

I've only seen hummingbirds in pictures, yours are outstanding!

Susan said...

Oh LDH, awesome photos. Great job. You were really a sleuth with the camera to capture those little guys so beautifully. Susan

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Aren't these just the most amazing little creatures? Your post is incredible. It's got to be hard to get anything done...just want to hold that camera all day long! Thanks for sharing your very best!!!!!

Dayle said...

Your photographs make me gasp ... in a good way. :)


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