Hummingbird in the Crocosmia

July 20, 2011

Hummingbird in the crocosmia

by Sharon Lovejoy, from Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots

A hummingbird flew past today,
circled my garden and decided to stay.
Its tiny wings made a funny sound,
like zippers going up and down.
It dipped and dived among the plants,
and snacked on spiders, gnats, and ants.
And all day long, for flying power,
it sipped the nectar tucked in flowers.

What a treat to see a hummingbird feeding in the crocosmia!

Crocosmia in bloom

Here comes a hummer!

Hummingbird with blurred wings

Sipping nectar

Hovering hummingbird

Hummingbird in the crocosmia

Watercolor sketch of crocosmia

Another watercolor sketch of crocosmia

9 Responses to “Hummingbird in the Crocosmia”

  1. beautiful photographs and watercolors!

  2. Roberta Says:

    It is all lovely!!!

  3. Hallysann Says:

    Love the photos, and haven’t seen a watercolour in a while, very nice 🙂

  4. Renee Says:

    You are an amazing talented lucky woman. I have always wanted to see a hummingbird in a garden but have never seen one. I’m not too sure how common they are in the New York City area

  5. bird man Says:

    I live in Southern Oregon and Hummingbirds are quit common to the area in the spring through early fall. A few will stay on in the the lower warm areas, But not many. We were blessed with lots of babies at our flowers and feeders this summer.

  6. Great photos. Lovely watercolor painting too.

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