Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's all about Hummingbirds and Love!

I am going to be ambitious again. I will do a double post. And this is the first time I am participating on both. Isn't that exciting? Let me start with Outdoor Wed, hosted by Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2009/02/211-outdoor-wednesday.html. Please visit her blog and check out her wonderful outdoor post and then go see who else is participating and visit them too.

A few months ago, we were hit by Hurricane Gustav. We were out of power for 4 days and the big tree in our backyard uprooted and fell on our back neighbor's bathroom roof. Although we felt bad for our neighbor, we were thankful cause the tree could have gone either direction and it could have hit our master bedroom. Luckily nobody was hurt and our neighbor got a new bathroom.




After the storm, we noticed an unusual number of hummingbirds flying around our backyard. They are usually very distant but the storm must have made them real thirsty and hungry that they did not even care if I was right next to them taking pictures. Here are a few shots. Enjoy!




Thanks, Susan, for sponsoring this event.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY
Now, for Wordless Wednesday, sponsored by Dixie at http://frenchlique.blogspot.com/. The theme today is Love, just in time for Valentine's Day. Check out Dixie's blog and then visit the others who are participating also and spread the Love.

Words cannot express how much we all love each other. See for yourself. Kids grow up, get married, have kids of their own but we always have and love each other. Ooops, was I allowed to say that much? LOL! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL!












Thank you, Dixie, for sponsoring this loving event.
























52 comments:

Dixie said...

Christine... what a beautiful family you have. Thanks so much for sharing the LOVE with us on Wordless Wednesday this week!

and I love your Outdoor Wednesday post too. Those hummingbirds are especially beautiful! I can't wait to fill up my feeders this spring... maybe I'll get some great pics too!
blessings. Dixie

Susan said...

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday Christine!

Oh my on the hurricane....glad no one was hurt! Love love love the hummingbird photos!

and your "love" photos...say it all!!!

Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

Susan

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Christine...what wonderful pics of your "loving" family! There is definitely lots of LOVE showing in all those pics! :-) And the hummingbirds...WOW...you got some great shots! Hope mine come back this year! Susan

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Christine,
Your hummingbirds photos are out of this world. They are such neat little birds.
I hope they all survived.

I'm glad no one got hurt by the tree. Ugh! Hurricanes...I have been through my share as well...:)

Your family is beautiful. You are blessed.
~Melissa :)

dana said...

What wonderful pictures of Family Love!
Those hummingbird photos are great. Hope you have a terrific Wednesday! Dana

Cindy J. said...

Christine I love these pictures! Each one is so filled with love. You have such a beautiful family each one. I remember these extraordinary humming bird pics too. Never have I seen such a thing. The tree too, boy am I glad no one got hurt, that was scary. Thank-you so much for this great post, hope you have a great day tomorrow. Love, Cindy

Tealady said...

Thanks, Christine, for sharing the love. You family photos are beautiful and I know you have happy memories and smiles for each one. I really enjoyed seeing the hummingbirds. Good for you for putting out nectar for them.

Blessings, Lana

claudie said...

Lovely pictures. I love Hummies also. I have a couple that stay around all summer. I'm fascinated by those little things.
Your family pics are beautiful.
Love Claudie

Light and Voices said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday! I love those hummingbird images. How blessed you are to be safe during that storm.
Joyce

Anne Fannie said...

Lovely family pictures for Wordless Wednesday!
~Ann

debbie said...

dear christine,
happy wordless wednesday and outdoor wednesday,
your family is beautiful and the hummingbirds are awesome.....so sorry about the hurricaine.
blessings
debbie

Maryrose said...

Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing. Your family is terrific. Maryrose

Cynthia said...

Hi Christine,
Those hummingbird pics are amazing, I love hummingbirds and I can't wait to see them again. Your family pics are delightful, everyone looks great! Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful post Christine. You got some amazing shots of the hummingbirds. And you really have a lovely family! Thanks for sharing your photos. Kathy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I'm glad no one was hurt from the tree and that a new bathroom was gotten out of the deal! That's the good news, right? And your hummingbirds! How beautiful, and so many of them! That was a fabulous picture. :-)

And your sweet family... those are lovely pictures of all of you. What a bunch of sweethearts! I'm glad you shared them with us.

Happy OW...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Bliss Journey said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing
Kathleen

Bo said...

Hummingbirds are one of my favorites to watch...those "love" photos were excellent...but, oh my...that fallen tree was something else...I'm so glad no one was injured! ;-) Bo

JudyBug said...

I can sympathize with the hurricanes. We had some of Rita several years ago. Purchased a generator afterwards and have never needed it again...go figure!

I can't believe all the hummingbirds!! Your crepe myrtles should bloom good this year. They bloom off of new growth. Be sure to take pics!

marty39 said...

Oh Christine, the hummingbirds are just wonderful. We have a lot that come to visit us. We even have some that will just come right up to your face while sitting on the patio and just stare at you. I love the pics of your family. There is so much love shown in these pictures and such a beautiful family. Isn't it great to share so much with each other. Hugs, Marty

ann said...

You doubled wonderfully.You know cx,I like the pic of hubby and grandbaby the best.Of course they're all lovely...Ann

Glenda said...

The pictures of your hummers are delightful and a reminder to me to clean and sanitize my feeder/feeders and prepare for the coming year.

The pictures of your family exemplify love. Loved seeing them.

Olive Rue said...

Hi Christine. Thanks for stopping by. You have some great shots for Outdoor & Wordless Wed. I can tell you have a very loving family!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Seeing pictures of the storm and then the birds made me think "there is beauty after a storm"...You have a beautiful family!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I loved the pics of the hummingbirds--they are so hard to capture while resting!

You have a *lovely* family, and I had to look closely to figure out who was the mom/who was the daughter in some of those pics since you look so young :-)

Happy WW!

nikkicrumpet said...

Humming birds are the coolest things! I'm sorry about your neighbor but I'm glad the tree didn't hit you guys or hurt anyone. And my favorite is looking at all the beautiful pictures of you and your family. I love the weddings ones the most!

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear One! Oh, I've never seen so many hummingbirds together in my life like in your picture. They are so precious, aren't they? You have a beautiful family and I can see the love just popping out of all those sweet faces. You, my dear, are just the most gorgeous one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

How lucky you are to be able to get those photos of the humming birds!! I can't wait for them to come here.
What a happy looking family!! Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

SILVIA said...

hi xinex, thanks for coming by...
your family pics are gorgeous, dont tell me you are a gradnma?,you look so young!..beautiful family i know exactly what you mean ,they grow up so fast i should slow down sometimes and enjoy our daughter more often she's already seven and it seems like i had her yesterday...thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us....x

Cass said...

Scary hurricane pictures but wonderful and warm family love photos! Thank you for sharing! Cass

Raggedy Girl said...

Great photos showing LOVE and I really liked the hummingbirds too!
Roberta Anne

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, thanks for the great outdoor shots. What a beautiful sight the hummingbirds had to have been. I'm so glad no one was hurt during the tree being up rooted..
Your family is absolutely beautiful.. thanks for sharing.. Have a super Outdoor Wednesday.
hugs ~lynne~

Susan said...

Your poor neighbors! The hummingbirds are beautiful and so is your family!

Leah said...

Your family is beautiful! :)

Lynda said...

Lovely family! Your photos are all great...thanks for sharing!

♥ Kathy said...

Your hummingbird pictures are awesome! I can't wait to get some taken of mine too :)

Cindy J. said...

Christine dear I've managed to display your most generous awards. I've not noted all of the wonderful info about such, but my wee brain can only take in so much at one time. I hope I have not dishonored the awards by doing so. Thank-you so much again for thinking of me. Love, Cindy

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh how I enjoyed the hummingbird photos...thank you! And Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Tomarie said...

Oh my goodness! I am speechless to you wordless! LOL The pictures of your GORGEOUS family are just wonderful!! It's as though the love you all have just radiates off the screen! THOROUGHLY enjoyed looking at these C! L~

marty39 said...

Christine, thank you so much for your gracious comments on my dish post. I really thought I found some wonderful things. I'm sure I've bought everything they had by now. Now I just have to figure out how to do a really pretty tablescape. lol Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Christina,

Thank you so much for commenting on my OW post. I'm glad you participated today because it is very cool to see such nice photo's of the hummingburds up close (I'm glad everyone was safe from the falling tree). They are just precious...and so is your family!! There is so much love there, it shows!! Family is the best!!

Thank you so much and I will visit again!

xoxo
Jane

Nicole ~ said...

Thank goodness no one was injured by that tree!
You really did capture some great shots of those hummers. They really are such beautiful, dainty little birds.
Your family is precious, and the photos really show the love your family has for one another. Very, very sweet pictures, thanks for sharing them with us.

Sweet Nothings said...

Christine,

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

Your family is beautiful looks like there is LOTS of love there!

Elizabeth Ann said...

Glad no one was hurt when that tree fell. Great pics of a "swarm" of hummingbirds, and some individual, beautiful shots, too. Bet you were clicking the picture button very, very fast...isn't a digi camera wonderful?!!

And what a wonderful family you've shown us!! The LOVE is so obvious between everyone. I grinned at the Thing 1 and Thing 2 pic; and the last one of a quiet, loving moment between the older and younger generation. Thanks so much for sharing, and for visiting me so that I could discover you!

lvroftiques said...

Christine I don't think I've ever seen that many hummingbirds together! Those poor little babies! And I'm glad everything worked out for your poor neighbor...yikes that would be scary having a trewe fall on your house! And you do have a most beautiful family! The shirts with thing 1 and thing 2 just cracked me up!! Vanna

prof en retraite said...

Christine! Those are amazing photos of hummingbirds! If I get three at my feeder, I consider myself lucky! And I love the family photos...beautiful family, my friend! Thanks for sharing them!...Debbie

Kathy said...

I love the hummingbirds - and the pictures of your beautiful family, Christine. Lovely!
Kathy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I remember those incredible pictures of the hummingbirds! Great to see them again. And those pictures of you and your beautiful family really do convey love. Everybody looks so loving. Look at you, just started blogging, and doing two posts in one day! You go! laurie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, thanks for the visit to see the toile tablescape. I always love when you pop in.. hugs ~lynne~

beth at aunties said...

So glad no one at your home was hurt and your neighbors got a new bathroom. I adored the pictures of the hummingbirds! So many at once and they weren't fighting each other! LOL
Beautiful family pictures!

Linda said...

Now that's a lot of hummingbirds...the most I've ever seen together at one time. Also, what a beautiful family! Lots of love there....Linda

Picket said...

Morning girl....so glad no one was hurt during the storm...I love humming birds..I wait for them to return every year..I get my feeders all ready and have them hanging and then when I see the first little scout come by I put my hand over my mouth to keep from screaming outloud & then when he leaves I run screaming in the house to call the family and tell everyboby! lol
Loved those pics of your beautiful family girl..there is nothing like the love of a family! Have a great day my friend!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Aw Christine! Those family pictures were all so wonderful to look at. Wow girl, you do NOT look old enough to have grandbabies!!!!!!!! Woot woot!
And wow, you really did get some great shot of the hummingbirds. Aren't they just amazing? Only bird that can fly backwards... did you know that?

Justine :o )

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