‘Tis the Season…For Hummingbirds!?

The first holiday I ever spent in a warmer climate was: Thanksgiving, 1989 on Captiva Island in Florida.  I said to myself, “hmmm, this isn’t so bad!!

This year, I spent Christmas in Phoenix and we were visited by a winged angelic creature – a hummingbird.

I used to be bummed as kid in Chicago when I got a bike or skateboard and the streets were filled with snow — that, or it’d be so cold, it’d chase the likes of me back indoors in a hurry!!  In Phoenix, when you find out you’ve gotten photography lessons, you can run outside and practice for awhile with your newest lens.

Christmas flight:

wings

wings!

more wings!

green

the "usual" hummingbird photo

again

neck?

feet!

lovely.

satisfied

less than satisfied

It does get chilly here…this is frost on December 24, 2009.  Tee-times delayed by hours and hours!!

Troon Golf

I know, I know…life is rough!

Happy holidays wherever you may be…

(And joking aside, “please be safe”…just finished reading msn.com about weather hazards.)

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Filed under 2009, AZ, Christmas, Nature

5 responses to “‘Tis the Season…For Hummingbirds!?

  1. These photos are fantastic! I’ll be sending my mom over to your blog now, she’s been forever obsessed with the beautiful little hummingbird~

    *cheers*

  2. angelcel

    Love the photos…especially when followed by one of a ‘less than satisfied’ kitty!

    Yep, I know just what you mean about being somewhere warm in winter!

  3. Seasons Greetings!

    Your story reminded me of the first (and only) Christmas I spent in a warm climate. It was 86 degrees in Florida and Santa was wearing Bermuda shorts. (That was way too strange for me.) I have been celebrating Christmas in the windy city ever since. But had I seen a bird as delightful as the one you’ve so beautifully photographed, maybe…

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Happy Photos!
    Diane

  4. Poor little cat. Must be torture! The pics are amazing, as usual. So nice to click on your link and find your friendly post!

  5. Thank you all so much for the comments ~ glad you enjoyed the pics!

    Cara, do send your mom, thanks!
    angelcel, glad you liked the kitty humor 🙂
    Diane, indeed, the h-bird is less scary!
    wifsie, thank you, as usual! (p.s. kitties are just never satisifed!! 😉

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