Saturday, June 18, 2011

Aerial Refueling

Consider the following ...

Flaps down, landing gear engaged.

Aerial refueling in progress.

Refueling complete, you are clear to disengage.

The feeder has been taking up the slack during the gap between coral bean blooming and the onset of trumpet creeper blooming in the garden area.

The now massive trumpet creeper (which I never should have planted so close to the blueberries) popped open the first of many blossoms to come yesterday.

The nearby coral bean which, this year,  bloomed like there was no tomorrow has finally run out of steam, just as the trumpet creeper begins opening clusters of  juicy orange blossoms.

There's coral honeysuckle too, so the hummers have a bit of a buffett going on at the moment.

Yesterday was the first day off for me this summer and I spent it here at PFHQ.

It was a delightful,  critter-filled day.

Owls, Swallowtailed Kites, songbirds, hawks, snakes, lizards, bugs, fish, turtles, frogs ...

Just excellent.

Pictures to come.


eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the hummers. Sound slike you had a wonderful birdie day.

Dani said...

I just love the little hummingbirds!

threecollie said...

Very nice! Glad you got a day off.

ImagineMel said...

Each time I visit the newly decorated PF, I sing, "never smile at a crocodile, no you can't get friendly with a crocodile..." Enjoy summer!!

Ericka said...

sounds like a lovely day, and just the thing to recharge your batteries. :-)

Meems said...

Great captures, FC. So nice to spend a day at home with all the goings on. Those are my favorites days in the world ~ when I don't have to go anywhere but to my garden.

I keep thinking I should get a hummingbird feeder just to see how many we have here. We keep seeing one and two at a time on the crimson pentas and coral honeysuckle... the fire bush is another fave.

Floridacracker said...

I could watch these hummers for hours, not that they hang around that long or anything.
But if they did ...

I think it's impossible not to like them!

This is lining up to be a busy working summer due to the change of schools.

That's pretty good advice.

It's nice to just hang around here with no agenda once in a while.

Sounds like you have a natural buffett for them. They do love those crimson pentas.
That's a plant I need to replace. Mine dwindled away a few years ago.

Miz S said...

Mannnnn. I gotta get me one of those hummingbird feeders.