Friday, September 19, 2008

Sunsets and Hummingbirds







I just learned how to upload pictures to my blog, thanks to Kelly! We also added a guest book, so please leave me a note or click on the comment section at the bottom of the page, I would love to hear from you. Getting back to the pictures! I just love humming birds, can't believe I've missed out on them all these years. All you have to do is hang a feeder filled with sugar water (1 part sugar 4 parts water) and wait for them to appear (it doesn't take long), they are attracted to the color red, so it helps to get a red feeder. Turns out we have a bunch of the little critters in our neighborhood. Once they come to the feeder, they just about claim it for themselves, the females will share for a while with the young, but let another adult visit, they get chased a way with a vengeance. Did you know they flap their little wings 80 times a second (a little trivia for you). They appear in the north around April and stay until early October, at least the "Ruby Throat ed" ones do. When we go down to Ga. this winter I am hoping to attract them there. The next picture is of the beautiful sunset we had last Sunday. I just had to get my camera and capture the beauty of nature. Seems the older I get the more I am enjoying Gods wonder around me. Things I took for granted (IE, sunsets, birds, flowers) now give me much pleasure. Guess I'm taking time to smell the roses or so the saying goes!



2 comments:

{i}Post said...

Aunt Janis- Great pictures :0) I am glad that you can upload them now. I showed Brian your blog! Miss you guys!

The Church Lady said...

I see you uploaded a pic all by yourself!! You will be a pro in no time!