Thursday, May 19, 2011

The View From My Front Porch

One of my favorite places to be is our front porch. I spent most of Sunday afternoon there - pretending I was a photographer for National Geographic. I got lots and lots of footage of hummingbirds drinking sweetly from the feeder and dive-bombing one another. However it takes forever to download videos, so you will have to be content with just this one.(I know - major disappointment!)

I am convinced it is a very good thing that hummingbirds aren't big. They could do some serious damage! One feisty little guy kept hovering closer and closer to my face. I am embarrassed to confess that I swatted at him with my book. I was afraid he was going to poke me a good one!(Not to worry. He was way too fast for me to even come close to hitting him. It was merely a defensive move.)

So here is the result of my handiwork. I cannot help but note that the Lord is an amazing Creator - just amazing!


Blessings,
Linda

P.S. Thank you again for your continued prayers. We've had a little bit of a set-back, but we see the doctor tomorrow and are praying all will be well.

10 comments:

Holly said...

Aw, thank you, Linda! I miss hummingbirds so much. And what a beautiful cardinal, too.

Praying for you and yours,
Holly

Dawn said...

They are definitely little dive bombers! I have fun photographing them summer before last up in the mountains - we were having a picnic at a couple's camping spot and they had feeders set up. Beautiful little tiny creatures.

Anonymous said...

that hummingbird thought you were a sweet flower.

lil red hen said...

I've never fed hummingbirds; guess I'm missing out on great entertainment! God did create some amazing things, both large and small. God be with you and yours.

B. Meandering said...

Ours disappeared mid-summer last year and didn't return. I hope they do this year. I liked the video--I've not actually gotten to watch one feed before. Cool!

Hope and pray the set back turns into several steps forward. :)

S. Etole said...

Zippy little fellows ... what a enchanting yard.

Blessings of health and peace.

Teena said...

I love seeing them... it is so noisey here that we hardly ever see them... but I love watching the birds!

Praying for Steve...

hugs,
Teena

Lyla Lindquist said...

Linda, you'll have to get yourself a "Jim" so you can sit on the porch like Marlon Perkins "safely behind this protective glass while Jim goes out and agitates the hummingbirds..."

Terrific video. Hummingbirds have fascinated me since I used to watch them feed at a neighbor of my grandma's.

Praying all goes well for you and your husband. Blessings, sweet Linda.

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

I admit, I laughed a little envisioning you swatting your book at that hummingbird! I can't believe they come that close to you! We've only had one or two here...and they are so quick...gone in a flash. Your video is incredible!

I am praying for your husband and you...strength, courage and healing coming your way!

deb colarossi said...

been thinking of you and Steve.