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Friday, July 10, 2009

A Hummingbird in the garden!

Wednesday morning I was standing in the corner of my unfinished kitchen garden trying to take a photo of the incredibly tall Monarda and Echinaceas when I heard a strange sound. It was a vrrrmmmm noise and it passed so close to my ear that I thought my hair moved.

To my utter delight, I saw my first ever (in my own garden) hummingbird! It was the most magical moment and I just stood there forever watching it flit back and forth.

Thursday morning Don went out there with my camera. Sure enough, the hummingbird was back and this is as good a photo as anybody could hope for.

There are two new varieties of Monarda blooming in the front yard and I think they might actually not be red! Hooray!!! One is more pinkish and the other (not yet photographed) is lavender!

Hopefully lots of people will get to see them in their glory tomorrow. Today three delightful visitors came to see the daylilies, tomorrow the garden will be spectacular. It appears that I will be selling quite a few more plant material than I originally planned so stop by, you never know what kind of bargain you'll get.

Tonight I spent two hours walking the track at the highschool and never got to live-head the daylilies. That means I'll be out there super early tomorrow morning.



Tatyana said...

Hummingbirds are special guests in the garden. I think they love your monardas! The picture is perfect. Good luck tomorrow!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

So exciting to see the first hummingbird in your garden! Congrats! I never tire of seeing them in person or in pictures. Thanks for sharing! -Jackie

lynn'sgarden said...

That is a great capture on the hummer..they've been too fast for my camera...darn! The monardas are bigger and better than ever! I'll link to you when I do a post on 'live-heading'.

Joanne said...

Great photo and such a treat to get Humming Birds.

Sylvia (England) said...

Melanie, lovely photo of the humming bird, I liked the one on your other blog as well. I really must get a monarda, I have never grown it, though I fancy the red one!

Best wishes Sylvia (England)