Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday --- Red Sugar Water

It is that time of the week when we celebrate all things red. I intended to share some photos of the antique fire trucks I captured last week ...........then something amazing happened. After years of trying to photograph the Hummingbirds that come to our feeder with little more than lots of motion blobs, to show for my efforts I finally did it. I managed to capture a full series of shots from the time the tiny little Hummingbird started to arrive until he departed. But, I have to give most of the credit to the Old Salt.

We have always had the feeder hanging outside our kitchen window, and the slightest movement would scare them away. Then recently the Old Salt decided to relocate the feeder to the rose bush that sits in front of the picture window in our living room. Hidden within the foliage of the rose bush the little birds were not as edgy. Plus, I was able to balance the camera on the back of the sofa and snap away. The following are the result.

I am linking this post to Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday.

Mary at "Work of the Poet" hosts Ruby Tuesday. Rednesday is a Wednesday meme hosted by Sue at "It's a Very Cherry World." Both memes are dedicated to the color red.
To join the fun or just check out what Red others are excited to share visit
Mary and her friends at Ruby Tuesday and Sue and her friends from Rednesday


  1. a wonderful ruby feeder. Wish I had some of those great birds in my garden, but you cannot find them at all in sweden :-(

  2. wow, what a lovely feeder ... unfortunately we can;t find feeders of this kind around my place...

    Ruby Tuesday Here

  3. How pretty!! I love hummingbirds! They are just the cutest, busiest little creatures. :o)
    Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning.
    Hope you and yours have a great Wednesday.
    The Tattered Tassel

  4. You got some very nice shots of hummingbird and the bright red feeder. I wish I had some here. I guess they do not like Texas.

  5. I just love hummingbirds. I should get a feeder one of these days.

  6. I love this post! Wonderful photos! I'm so envious.

    Our hummingbird feeder is outside our den window and it's such fun to watch their visits all day long. We have a territorial male though that won't let other hummers dine at the feeder WAH! We've added another feeder (per the suggestion of the bird store), to hopefully poop him out - they say that once he tires from patroling the two, he'll give up and we'll have more hummers. Fingers crossed.

    Happy Rednesday,

  7. Amazing shots of your hummers! I've always wanted to get a good photo of one, so maybe I'll move my feeder to a better location next year. Unfortunately they've all flown away to warmer climates, and I won't see these beauties again until maybe April!
    Happy REDnesday!

  8. That is an amazing series of pictures! Thanks for sharing them!


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