Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday encore ~ Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away

This encore post is from September 2, 2016.

The feral beast and I had just finished a photo shoot of the vine
when who should cross our garden path but a female broad-tailed hummingbird...I think.
I'm pretty bad at the whole bird identification thing.

Whatever species...

...she sure was a beauty, and fearless, too –
I was standing about a foot away.

Hum along if you remember the Seals and Croft song from the seventies.

The sweetness of your nectar
Has drawn me like a fly
I just love you, love you, love you
I don't even know the reason why

Me: Don't even think about it.

Hummingbird: Is he fast enough to grab me out of the air?
Me: I hope not.

Hummingbird: Just one more sip and I'm out of here. No point taking chances.


  1. These photos are fantastic! Thank you...

  2. Wow! I don't remember this pretty! Love the colors and how close you got...gorgeous

  3. Stunningly beautiful...both bird and JCC...flower too.
    Thanks for the post...
    Love from NC

  4. An American in Tokyo8/27/17, 5:42 PM

    I love the color contrast!

  5. Absolutely amazing pictures!

  6. this can't be real... it looks like the finest Japanese art to me. Wonderful!

  7. Oh, WOW ...what an amazing collection of photos you got of the sweet little thing... so pretty .. all of them....

  8. love it all, the animals, the colours, the expressions and the comments!thank you