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Hummingbirds = Love


Hummingbirds were my maternal grandmothers favorite bird. i took these this afternoon and they always bring her to mind, she would have been 94 on feb 11, but she passed away in 2011. I am blessed to have so many hummingbirds at my house year round  and i try to keep the feeder filled with sweet sugar water, because i know when i see them flitting around that she is with me. growing up she and my grandfather were just a few miles away, a trip i took many times on my bicycle or motorcycle growing up. Even as an adult after i moved over a thousand miles away,  i still took time at least once a year to get back ‘home’ and visit with her.

My grandmother on my dad’s side was also a lover of animals and always had a dog around, she even once had a pet wild squirrel she rescued as an orphaned baby.  She would have been 95 next month. although she passed away in 1981 I was lucky enough to live next door to  her and spend time with her nearly every day for all of those 11 years.

Family is precious, you may not love all of yours all the time, but remember we only have each other for a short while and we don’t know how long that will be.  So tell them you love them, and spend as much time with them as you can.

4 comments for “Hummingbirds = Love

  1. January 14, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    My dad loves hummingbirds, they are such fascinating birds. They get territorial and guard the feeders. Just fun to watch. Thanks for sharing.

    • January 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      they are a lot of fun to watch, i have the feeder on my patio and they are fearless too, flying all around even if we are outside.

      • January 15, 2013 at 2:40 am

        Yes, and have you seen them hovering waiting for you to fill their feeder, such cuties.

  2. January 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I love hummingbirds … but we don’t have them up here in the North. What a fantastic post about your grandparents.
    Adore your shots.