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Monday, September 7, 2015

Summer's End


There is no denying that hummingbirds are
 one of Mother Nature's greatest gifts.

http://starsandsunshine.com/2012/04/paper-pieced-hummingbird/#comment-22698

They hold appeal to a great many atisans.

http://embroidery.freezer3.net/free-humming-bird-embroidery-designs/

As I say good-bye to my hummers
(there was still one out there this morning)


I'm impelled to share this website with you.

Bottom line, it explains that a hummingbird's migration
They travel just so far, then they need to stop, rest, and refuel.
So this is just a reminder that if you think your hummingbirds have moved on,
keep your feeders up,
so mine will have a place to recharge their energies!

Thanks!
Have a happy and relaxing Labor Day!
~karen



23 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your hummingbird photos. I guess my yard is a stop over for them as I have had them busy for over a week, more than I had seen all summer.

Carol said...

My sister lives across the street from me and she has lots of hummingbirds hanging around. I have none, even though I hang my sweet nectar for them. Love the pics you've shared!

Terry said...

I love the hummers too. That first block is beautiful! :0)

Alycia said...

I love hummingbirds!

TexWisGirl said...

got 'em up and ready. :)

Lesley said...

Mine left earlier this week, but feeders still hanging just in case!

Simone de Klerk said...

Hummingbirds. I always find it a treasure when I see one. We saw quite a few last year on our vacation in San Diego and every time I saw one, I got all excited.

Lin said...

Lovely hummingbird images - wish we had them here. We do have hummingbird hawk moths though - do you? xx

Linda said...

I have a hummingbird story but I will wait until I see you tomorrow to tell you all about it. Can't wait! Hope the weather stays as nice as it has been lately. Safe driving. hugs

Sheila said...

It is always a little sad to see them leave but I also leave that feeder up incase some need to refuel .

Needled Mom said...

Our orioles have left the feeders for the year, but the hummers are still numerous here. We go through about 12 cups of nectar a day here at the moment. In the winter we will go down to about 3 cups/week with the hummers that do not migrate.

Sondra said...

gorgeous fabric birds!! soon the hummers will be on their way south

Nancy said...

I so enjoy the information that you pass on to us. Now in addition to locating Milkweed for the butterflies I need to make sure the hummingbirds have food. I have never been much of a bird watcher but after seeing your posts I am becoming one.
Thanks for the information.

Fiona said...

The little hummingbirds are so gorgeous... I don't know if they visit Australia but we used to see them in Africa...
Hugz

Teatime Creations said...

One of the pleasures of my summer visit to my sister in CB is watching her humming birds. She has feeders on her windows and you can sit with a cuppa and watch for hours their beauty as they fly about. It is amazing to see how much food they consume on a busy day. I think that if I worked a tiny bit as industrious as they do I would have no UFOs. Thank you for lovely pictures.

Carrie P. said...

I have hummingbirds and I keep my feeders up way into fall.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I will be sorry to see my hummers leave and head south! I am still seeing 4-5 at my feeders. Have a happy day!

Sugar Free Quilts said...

So great to meet you at the MMQG meeting tonight!! You are an inspiration!!

Karen Ackva said...

Oh my, Karen...summers's end? You just got back home...now you will be travelling again. I wish you the best on your travels southward. Enjoy every minute with family and friends! Big hugs, Karen

O'faigh said...

Hi Karen, loved. The humming bird images great to catch up regards lyn

Bob Bushell said...

We don't have any Hummerbirds, sob sob, I would like to see one. But they are migrational. But, you have a sensational way of keeping them all the year.

Judy said...

What a great post! We were just talking about missing our hummers and how we wish that they could tell us good-bye. I love seeing them each summer and usually we have one or two that hang around just a bit longer. Neat designs!

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for the link to that hummingbird on black background. I love that! Took me a while to find the photo, but I finally figured out her blog ... a little bit.