Monday, November 18, 2013

Hummer and Flowers

At the start of the winter season it always seems to feel so much colder,even though the thermometer doesn't show that cold.
We need some time to  acclimatize. Well,since I am no different than anyone else,I feel the need for some 'warm' pictures. I do like winter,after I have gotten used to the colder air.

Early in fall the Hummingbirds are preparing for their southward migration.
Allow me to share a series of pictures of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at a Butterfly bush.
I had once again headed to Winnipeg and The English Gardens,so that is where these pictures were taken.

In this first shot we have the shy Hummer,turning his back on us.

Still rather shy,covering his eyes with his wings.I like this picture,even though the eyes are covered.


Finally a peek at the face.


I saved,what I consider the best picture for the last. I enjoy watching these little birds and when I get a series of decent pictures,that is even better.

 I hope you enjoyed spending a little time in the garden with me and the Hummer.

Because God gives us everything,we owe Him all our praise.


32 comments:

Dorothy said...

Ruth, I love these pictures, especially the last one! They haven't been gone but a few weeks and I already miss them so much!
You are so right that We owe God all our praise! I thanked Him all the way home from town today for the glorious way He colored the trees this Fall. They are gorgeous!

TexWisGirl said...

these are really sweet. :) nice ease-in to winter. :)

Cloudia said...

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Pallavi said...

Your pictures are splendid Ruth. Glad to take a walk in the garden with you and soak in these beautiful sights :) Hope you enjoy the lovely winter my dear.

George said...

All three of these pictures are wonderful, but I agree that you saved the best for last.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh how neat, Ruth... Love your photos of the Hummingbird... That last one is my fav--although I like them all.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, Ruth. These are all lovely. Each one shows the iridescent color and the amazing feather patterns in the wings. I can see why the last one is your favorite, but there's nothing wrong with the others that I can see.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

That's awesome Ruth.... Truly amazing pics

Becky said...

Awesome shots Ruth. Wonderfully done. We'll miss them till next Spring when they will once again delight us with their beauty.

Patricia said...

Beautiful pictures, as always, Ruth. Hummers are difficult to capture. What a Creator our God!

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful photos, Ruth...I just love hummers too, although the little buggers can sure be hard to photograph! Ours have been gone for a couple of months.

warriormom said...

Those are beautiful, Ruth!

Kerri Farley said...

These are WONDERFUL Ruth!!! I love seeing "warm" pictures when it's cold!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Ruth ~ These are so wonderful! What a blessing to be able to capture this flying jewel.

Have a fantastic week ~ FlowerLady

Karin said...

Special treasured moments in the life of a photographer and this tiny little creature - captured beautifully!!

Sandra said...

that last photos is AMAZING.. looks like he could fly out of my monitor.. hope it doesn't take long to get used to the cold...

Montanagirl said...

Very nice photos of the Hummer! Brightened my day.

S. Etole said...

Those are wonderful shots of the hummingbird. Getting used to the chillier temps here too.

Debbie said...

oh ruth....they are all AWESOME!!

i like that pretty white flower as well!!

Anonymous said...

wow, amazing!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

They are all beautiful photos, but that last one is just perfect!!

Gail Dixon said...

I absolutely love seeing hummers feeding from flowers instead of feeders (which is the only way I can get them). You did a beautiful job photographing them!

Elaine said...

Ruth, these are gorgeous! It does take a bit to acclimatize to winter, and what feels balmy in spring is downright cold in the fall. Our temperature is dropping tonight. Right now we're at -20F and expected to get down to -30 or so tonight. Guess I'd better get adjusted quickly--either that or just stay holed up at home!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a treat to return to summer for a few minutes, Ruth! Thanks. :)

Shug said...

This little fella is so pretty.
These are some really great shots and the captions are so cute..
hope you have a super great day..
shug

happyone said...

A wonderful series of photos!! Love them all.

Julie G. said...

Ruth, viewing this hummingbird themed post certainly brightened my day. I love these tiny little birds!
Your photographs are especially lovely!

Esther Joy said...

I love the hummingbirds! The white lilacs are beautiful as well!

Thanks for your visit to Joy4Today!

Janice K said...

Wonderful pictures. They move so quickly when they are hovering over pictures. Those were great captures!

Linda said...

These are sensational, Ruth!

Willard said...

A wonderful series. The last one is a perfect portrait of the bird in action.

Mersad said...

Wow. These images are perfect. I stumbled upon your blog from Linda's blog, and I'm glad I did. Following now :)

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