Friday, September 11, 2009

Flying Jewels

As I am sitting at the computer,all I hear outside is the rain coming down.
We have had over 3 inches of rain since last night.
The creek running through town is almost full,
which is rare at this time of year.
It has been a dull day,so to brighten things up,
I have a collection of pictures I have taken the last couple of weeks.
All of these were taken in Winnipeg at the English Gardens.

This is a flower garden surrounded by trees.
The gardens are gorgeous,but those pictures will come another day.
Today,enjoy these 'Flying Jewels' as they are sometimes called.
I trust that as you looked at these small birds so well adapted
to feed from the flowers,you have seen the hand of God at work.
This is the day to discover the really important things in your life.


  1. I'm so glad you're able to capture these little flying jewels so that we can enjoy them, too. Aren't they just the cutest little birds. Not much bigger than a thimble.

  2. Thanks for sharing these marvelous pictures of your hummingbirds. We have been enjoying the hummingbirds around our house, but I haven't been able to get any pictures like yours.

  3. Ruth, Your flying jewels are gorgeous. You got some GREAT shots of them... I love those little guys!!!

    Have a great weekend.

  4. So delicate and precious! What great shots of them in flight! Saw some up close at rest stop at Mt. Robson this summer! What a delight!

  5. Ruth: I love hummers and you captured them beautifully.

  6. Beautiful series! The last one is my favorite!!! Have a happy weekend!

  7. Great job on the Hummer photos. They are just so precious. Enjoy your weekend.

  8. Those hummer pictures on a rainy day were just what the doctor ordered to cheer you :-) And it cheered me also - lovely pictures!

  9. I never tire of looking at these amazing creatures. SO beautiful, and you have some spectacular pictures Ruth.I hope you are about done with the rain.

  10. Nice to see the hummers. We have one or two left around here but they are only coming to sip from the canna lilies.

    Three inches of rain is a lot at anytime. We could use some of that as it is getting dry here now.

  11. These are amazing captures of the hummingbird(s)...just lovely! And I love the hot pink flowers from which the hummingbird is sipping.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  12. Wow Ruth! I have to say that these are some of the best hummingbird shots I've ever seen. Absolutely amazing! And I can definitely see God's hand at work!!

  13. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird. I put up a hummingbird feeder this year, but saw on only 3 times, and very briefly. We have had 2 weeks without rain absolute record for the season.


  15. How nice to see such sights on a rainy day...and your shots of those jewels are precious! It's not easy to catch these little twinkles of movements as they zoom around!! Great job!

  16. Jewels is right! These delicate little creatures are just so perfect. Your photos of them are wonderful. Thanks!


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