Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hummingbird War!




Ok, truth be told, I believe I only have 3 hummingbirds at my house. But those three have become mini B52s around here. It's become natural to shield my head when I hear them coming because they have just missed my face so many times now! Pretty much everyone knows the "hum" sound when they are close, but it's a whole other ball game when you 3 agitated micro mini divers flying by. This has been going on steadily now for at least 3 weeks and they are really funny to watch. I have even had them darting in and out of my hose ("on shower") when watering flowers! Now that would of been a cool picture! Now of course during one of the days I was trying to get their picture, I had been watering my flowers with one hand and camera ready in the other. I'll be damned, these 2 people going by my house on bicycles, when the lady up and did a swan dive off her bike to land face down in my yard. You think I got a shot of that?? Had the stinking camera on, in my hand, and didn't get a single shot!!! So much for me becoming a professional photographer, I obviously freeze in action! Oh yeah....turns out the lady who fell was a girl I went to school with and hadn't seen since high school ...25+ years ago. I don't think she wants to see me again either....

Haven't been able to get much of anything done on here lately. Staring classes tomorrow, this will be my toughest semester yet. That's right peeps!!! This 45 year old mama is digging the college scene!!! WOHOO! Also making hypertufa planters for the community day here in Kingwood....yeah in my new garage! Which by the way: my "half" seems to be getting smaller and smaller. Post for another day for sure! Also going to attempt some of those glass/dish art totem pole thingers. Went to the flea market hoping to find some cheap dishes to use HA! WHAT WAS I THINKIN???? Apparently at this flea market EVERYTHING is a freakin antique and worth its weight in gold, or so that's what they thought. Didn't come home with one single thing, freakin unbelievable I tell you! BUT! the next day it seemed everybody put out dishes and bowls and glass lamp shades and etc, all out by the end of their driveways with a "FREE" sign.  I couldn't believe it!
Time for me to stop BSing around and get back out to work....its like 2000 degrees out, I really did need some TLC with the AC!!! Going to go out and do a special emergency Rain Dance too, the sound of crucnhy grass is really freaking me out. Oh wait a minute, I beleive "Earl" is coming, maybe I should wait before I get more than I can handle!
Hope everyone has a great end of summer!!!

5 comments:

Karen said...

Had a great time watching the hummingbird wars. They spend more time fighting than drinking, don't they? Glad to hear your school experience is enjoyable, that's good! And your garage is done? How cool!

I know what you mean about some flea market prices and 'antique' stores, what is it with the prices? I sometimes wonder if they really want to sell stuff? But then, once in awhile, you find a deal, which keeps me going back. Look forward to seeing your glass totems. And sorry to hear about your classmate falling on her face in your yard, I take it you two weren't close friends? ;-) And to think, you could have captured it on film!

One said...

Hi! What fun to have 3 humming birds in the garden. You do write as if you are old but you are not. Imagine having another 45 years to go. That is a whole life time again. My M-I-L is 90.

Design Blooms said...

Ha! Knew I had to follow your blog after reading the name! Love gardening, excited to learn some things from you!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

:lol:
Most people think hummingbirds are cool little creatures but I have been attacked a couple of times by them. One time I must have been near a nest as the little hummer did not want me walking by a pine tree. Needless to say I was the one that gave up after the little bird showed me it could poke both of eyes out if it really wanted to.

Kate said...

I've never had any luck attracting hummingbirds to my garden. I think I'm going to try again with proper feeders next year. But I'll be sure to watch out that they don't fly into my head! :)

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