As I glanced out the window I did a double take. TWO hummingbirds sitting peacefully at my feeders? Unheard of! Granted they are on separate feeders and on opposite sides, but still.
For several weeks now these little guys have been playing hummingbird games with each other. I've gotten where I can spot them watching the feeders from distant branchs in surrounding trees. Upon spotting a rival there is much zipping and buzzing with very complicated aeronautical maneuvers. Such a sight to behold.
These two sat peacefully long enough for me to grab the camera and to get one photo in focus.
In other birdy news I caught the heron in midflight soaring across the pond.
|I figured out how to turn on the macro setting!|
And my bougainvilla has been showing off its beautiful colors. The buds start out a deep coral color and as it opens and the blossoms age they turn a lighter and lighter pink. Isn't it something?
My mom brought this plant to me from the Rio Grande Valley or as some scientists want to start calling it: the Arid Sub-tropical Thornforest. The scientists want to change the name because they say the it isn't really a valley but a flood plain and there is no real forestation other than mesquite, huisache, wild olive, cedar elm trees. I don't see that name catching on, do you?
And look who got their learner's permits! I'm hoping I don't noticably age in the next few months, but if I do this will be why.