Hummingbird’s Dessert

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This evening I watched five hummingbirds dive-bombing each other, vying for a premium spot at the feeders. I had refilled two large glass feeders, and each one had five spots where they could drink to their heart’s content.

But they wouldn’t have it.

Each hummer wanted to be the chief. In the world of hummingbirds there’s just no getting along when it comes to nectar.

This bird had a better idea. I watched him dive and circle, dive and circle. Then he paused for a while on a craggly branch and rested. A few seconds later, he made his way directly to my butterfly bush, where he had the entire bush to himself.

Smart bird.


Orange Gerbera Daisies

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The daisy’s for simplicity and unaffected air.” ~Robert Burns

Like generations of a family, this fine art print of orange-red gerberas showcases various stages of one of my favorite flowers.

Icelandic Poppies at The Thyme Garden

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Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made, and forgot to put a soul in.”

                           ~ HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

from The Thyme Garden in western Oregon