Thursday, August 1, 2013

Random 5 Friday . . .

a room with a view 
our dining room looks out to the front
with annabelle hydrangeas
and a hummingbird feeder in full view
today i happened to walk by the window
and saw a hummingbird fly to the feeder
i had just filled the feeder with a fresh sugar mix
four cups  water, one cup of sugar
bring to a boil, let it cool
i have tried and tried to catch a
close up photo of a hummer
today, a bit of success
and i was soooo excited
annabelle must give some protection
getting ready to land
huge blooms these are
 first sip
love the green and white contrast
pretty tasty
more green and white
even though these pictures were taken through a window
a distance away
I was happy with my mini photo success
Random 5 Friday

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be a little random
I love to mow my yard

we are making some plans for a mini getaway

my hubby went for his final crown appointment
and found out the tooth next to it also needs a root canal

we are enjoying beautiful non humid weather

I cleaned the fire pit area today
in anticipation of fall campfires
and s'mores
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Gail said...

What great pictures. I have hummers come to flowers but do not feed them.

pembrokeshire lass said...

Well done. Great pictures. I had only seen humming birds at a bird sanctuary until we went to LA a few years ago. I was so excited when I saw them flying to feed from some pink plants just outside the dining room window! I'm just so pleased that you managed to capture one....and feeding from your pretty feeder. I like the little pink flowers on it! Yes the green and pure white of the hydrangeas is just beautiful pleasing to the eye. Joan

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, your hydrangeas are beautiful. I love the pretty green and white! Cute shots of your hummer! Getting ready for fall already? Are we to guess where your getaway will be? Lovely post, have a happy weekend!

MarmePurl said...

Ah, those Annabelles. A sight to behold for sure.

TexWisGirl said...

yay for the hummer! and sweet blooms! #3 just makes me cringe. yikes! i love mowing yard, too.

Anonymous said...

I like the green and white of summer in nature also. It's a really fresh look, an uncomplicated look.

Anne Payne said...

I have a feeder almost identical to yours. Still need to put it up but I did see one hummingbird near my fig bush a couple of weeks ago. These are great shots! Love the hydrangea bush. Dental work...EW! A trip sounds delightful and I can't believe we are already talking about fall!

Lynn said...

BEE U TEE FULL photos! and poor hubby and I think you are maybe the first person I have heard say they like to mow their lawn. We do not have HB's here so these photos are a treat.

Erin Magpie said...

Fall campfires - I can't wait! Your hydrangea blooms are gorgeous! I had a run in with them this week. :)

Snap said...

Good for you! I haven't been successful (yet) getting a shot of a hummer or a dragonfly. I'll keep trying. I enjoyed seeing you hummer and the lovely flowers. Dental work is no fun. I'm sure your hubby will be glad when it is all over. I used to enjoy mowing the lawn when I was younger. My land lord took some $$ off the rent if I would take care of the lawn. That was many, many, many years ago. Have a lovely week and enjoy your trip.

Stephanie said...

Great capture of the hummer and your blooms are beautiful. I just can't seem to catch a photo of any bird. My hydrangea is just loaded with blooms this year - more than ever before.

Bonnie said...

Hummingbirds are difficult to catch with the camera... The least little movement and they flit away. Your Annabelles are so pretty. Have a wonderful Friday! Bonnie

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm so impressed that you were able to capture all those gorgeous pictures through your window. I'm sorry hubby has more dental work ahead of him. Ouch. This weather certainly does have a fall feel about it. I need the rain to go away so that Chris can finish up his painting on the potting shed. Can't wait to hear more about your get-away!

missy said...

Great Hummer catch..I saw one this morning as well...missed him for a pic though...I always add the sugar after I've boiled the water..I'm sure it makes no difference..

Liz said...

Your hydrangeas are huge! They sure would make me happy looking out my window. I really like your humming bird feeder. Great shot of the little guy!

Jill said...

That Annabelle is just delicious! The green and white are such a striking combination!

Great job on capturing the hummer!

Nancy said...

Humming birds make one's heart dance they are so beautiful....So glad you were able to get these shots and share them with us....

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh that's too cute, both a hummer, and a hydrangea.

I would like


Nancy said...

Our hummers have been uncharacteristically missing this year. I'm so happy you were able to get a few opportune captures Lynne. :)

Pondside said...

I never get over the thrill of seeing a hummingbird at the feeder or in the flowers. They are like creatures from another planet. It's fun when the 'buzz' me as I garden.

My name is Riet said...

Such great photo's, I love them. The Annabell hydrangea is gorgeous we see a lot of them here too at the moment

Dotti said...

What lovely hydrangeas! And I love your hummingbird. So far my feeders have been a bust. We have one or two that hover near the butterfly bush but they flit before I can 'catch' them. Lovely blog. {Visiting from Random 5.}

Rural Revival said...

congrats on capturing your magical visitor! Lovely, lovely flowers...always. I think I'll have some more...yum! : )