This week it’s been all about the hummingbirds. Yesterday morning I purchased a bouquet of flowers—purple and yellow—from the Safeway in Middleburg and brought them home. I placed them in several small vases and set them on the deck on either side of the hummingbird feeder. I wasn’t sure if the hummingbirds would find them enticing, but I thought having fresh flowers would provide a fun backdrop for photos. My small investment was amply rewarded.
Shortly after I positioned the flowers, the hummingbirds were swooping past, checking them out. After about a half hour they were fighting one another for a spot at the feeder and around the flowers, squeaking and chattering up a storm. This morning I replaced the yellow flowers with a fresh batch from the bouquet, and during a brief break in the clouds I caught this shot. Watching them enjoy their new treat was such a joy. The only one disappointed, it seems, was my husband when he realized the flowers weren’t for him!