“Some of my old memories feel trapped in amber in my brain, lucid and burning, while others are like the wing beat of a hummingbird, an intangible, ephemeral blur.”
(Mira Bartok from The Memory Place)
I’ve wandered my garden for weeks with my camera at the ready in the hope that I might capture a hummingbird in the wild photo. This morning I was in the right place at the right time. I hope you take as much pleasure from these two photos as I have.
Excellent photo! I love these little fellas. We’ve had major hummy wars this summer, Fran. With three feeders within close proximity, you’d think they’d feast in harmony…nope. They definitely don’t like to share.
I see these little wars all day from my kitchen door – we planted a beautiful bed of deep red geraniums and all shades of petunias right outside. The dive bombing and zooming is amazing. But never have I been able to snap a photo there. Out at the back of the garden, the hummers seemed a bit more laid back.
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These little darlungs come to see my friend in Ontario, Canada, every year. Sadly, on the times I visitefd, they had all flown South to escape the bitter winters. This reminds me of happy days spent with very dear friends.
Many thanks for the reblog, Evelyn. I’m so glad these photos brought back happy memories of times spent with friends.
Francis – great shots! I have 2 hummingbird feeders and love it when they grace my yard.
We don’t fill the flower beds with the hummers in mind but this year we’ve really hit the jackpot with our combinations. Sometimes the air is thick with them.
bird & I
for the photo 🙂
As in all of my photography – luck is the deciding factor. Right place, right time, click, click, click. My motto.
Love the poem–the different kinds of memories, those that are lucid and burning vs. those that, like the wing beat of a hummingbird, are an intangible, ephemeral blur.
And your photos are gorgeous. The colors in the first one are so pretty, and the second one is sharp as can be.
I was feeling pretty thrilled about how well that quote fit 🙂 Many thanks for the reblog.
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A friend, Francis Guenette,took these beautiful hummingbird photos.
Thanks, Gwen. Glad you could stop by.
Your photos are amazing. I was given a hummingbird feeder for xmas 2 years ago and have never put it up. I think I’ll do that this weekend…I’ve got the perfect tree right next to my deck.
Go for it! Just seeing these amazing birds in action is inspiring.
Lovely, lovely – depending on where you live, I’m thinking it’s a female Ruby-Throated or Rufous.
WH Sims has had a series on hummingbirds lately, Yours are as good!
Yes, definitely. And thanks for the link. I’ll check it out.
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I thought this a lovely way to begin a summer weekend. Some good news in a world often gone mad. Happy days to you.
Thanks, Patricia and many thanks for the reblog, too!
Thank you, Francis. I had to reblog after a week of tragedy here in the States.
If hummingbirds can provide even a flutter of comfort, take them with my best wishes, Pat. Hey – on an unrelated issues – I just read the review of your book – Trails in the Sand – over on Silver Threads. Great review.
Absolutely beautiful, Francis! 😀
Thank you. It’s great to see your name pop up here, Dianne. Hope all is well on your side of the globe.
Yes – all well here 😀