Birth of a Hummingbird…


This was sent to me in an email today. As snow covers the ground in Michigan and temperatures hover around 25-30 degrees fahrenheit…it is so cool to witness something as wonderful as this.

Otherwise, I can watch the ice fishermen freeze their butts off outside on the lake. Never understood ice fishing…actually never got into fishing at all. My dad took me out fishing as a kid when we rented a cabin up north in Michigan most every summer. I didn’t bait the hook and I couldn’t stay quiet that long. Needless to say, we never caught much fish when I went, but I enjoyed the time with my dad. If dad really wanted fish, he snuck out early, before I got up…

Anyway…click here for some wonderful photos. Make sure you hit “next page” to see the whole series.


Wasn’t that cool? The nest and the baby hummingbirds are SO tiny. Another of nature’s miracles.

I love the ruby-throated hummingbirds that visit Michigan in the summer. I have a large trumpet vine (Campsis ‘Madame Galen’) that has a deep orange tubular flower. The vine stretches from a lower deck up to and along the railing of my upper deck. The trunk of it is about 3-4 inches in diameter. Hummingbirds love the flowers and hide in the foliage. One year we had a nest. To bad I didn’t see it until the foliage fell…

Enjoy the holidays!

Hope you had a blessed Christmas and look forward to an amazing 2011…!

Sandie Parrott

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