Saturday, July 10, 2010

Some Of My Friends Are For The Birds!


(note: you will really want to click on most of these pictures!)

I got an email from Peggy,my high school/college friend, in Windsor, Massachusetts on Thursday. An avid Bird Watcher, she was going to be spending the week in her big backyard doing an official bird count. Sounds like fun. I can't think of anything that sounds nicer to do; lay around in a lounge chair with a glass of ice tea, a pair of binoculars, a note book, and an official reason to avoid housework for a week.
Whoa! I know there's a lot more to it and Peggy would never avoid housework that way (she's more creative!).
Meanwhile, back here in Kanab, my friend Chris has been going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the Hummingbirds that frequent our Eclectic Desert Garden, here at the campground.

As some of you know, we've been carving a little garden out of hardscrabble and dust since we arrived in April. Since we knew we were not going to get too much to grow, we've had fun collecting odd decorative bits to cover the fence and our rustic wind break constructed of dead branches and bits of reclaimed wood. We've got Goddesses, Angels, Santas, Fairies, Wizards and all sorts of critters including dragons out there.

One thing we didn't find at a yard sale or thrift sop was an old fashioned livery boy holding a lantern but, as of this morning, we do have the next best thing.

We've got Chris.

We both have feeders that normally hang from this tree but today she was the first to refill hers.

But those little suckers simply couldn't wait for the table to be set.

Don't make me come down and separate you!

So what if it's not red? It's good for you. Try It-you'll like it!

That's right, use your company manners. There are people watching.

There you are Sparkle, better late than never.

Yep! Auntie Christie won't let you down. She'll even stand in the rain to make sure you get fed and get Auntie Marcie to stand in it too taking your pictures!

See ya down the road,
Yarntangler

3 comments:

Geezerguy said...

Looks like it was worth standing in the rain a little. You'll have to tell me how you got those hummingbirds to stay still for the camera.
-Geez

Word of the day...vervat: the vessel in which one stores the ver after it's been brewed.

Karen said...

now that is just too cool!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I'll have to try the "lounge & iced tea" method of bird watching ! Loved the pics: do you get Hummies other than Ruby Throats ?

Old Friend Peggy