Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Travelers

 We returned home happy and tired from the holiday weekend.  It was good to be with family and good to be home.   

The firebush said it froze while we were gone.  

Somehow the pineapple sage missed the news.

I'm glad.  I hadn't refilled the feeder and a juvenile ruby-throated hummingbird stopped by for refreshments.  December 27th, he's late on his journey.  Probably born toward the end of summer and not strong enough to make the trip earlier.  

I fixed the feeder on the porch and he found it before I got back to the kitchen.  

I'm thinking of naming the porch Angels Rest.
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  1. I think Angel's Rest would be quite, quite appropriate.

  2. What sort of camera can still a hummingbird? Or are you a hummingbird as well?

  3. I'm so surprised your pineapple sage didn't succumb to frost! Neat that you had a hummingbird visit this late, too.

  4. That is such a lovely photo of the hummingbird, he/she looks so tiny.
    Nice post Kathleen!

    xoxoxo ♡

  5. You need a plaque! Angels Rest Bed and Breakfast?

  6. I think that's a good idea.

    and the photo is so wonderful.

  7. wow. . .almost January and still with the flowers and hummingbirds! I second the plaque idea!


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