Monday, September 12, 2011

A Truly Special Bird

The Hummingbird is loved by the flowers and plants, for as it sucks the nectar from the flower, the plant reproduces and more of its kind are created.


The Hummingbird is the only creature that can stop dead while traveling at full speed.  It can hover, or can go forward, backward, up or down.  They never seem to stop.  Unlike other birds, they never glide, and if they are in air, their wings are in motion.



Hummingbird must fly free in search of beauty, spreading joy and love to all it touches.



Jess found this candle for me at Pier 1 Imports.


When I moved from Northern California to Southern California, I observed something wonderful.  As soon as I got to our house, I noticed the tree that was in our front yard.  This tree has flowers on the branches, and as I looked up, there was a Hummingbird greeting me at my new home.


You mean so much to us - and today we want to say...



                                                                                                             ~Sheri

35 comments:

Marydon said...

Ahhh! How sweet. They are my favorite bird also ... can sit for hours watching them.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Ginger Zuck said...

I have a "love affair" with hummingbirds! They are so fascinating! Beautiful post. I've been watching mine all weekend! Love the candel.

Thanks, I'm smiling!

Becky~ said...

I adore those birds... I forgot to put my feeder out this year.
Your daughter has great taste lovely candle.I love Pier1 Imports.Dont visit there often its gets pricey LOL.

Have a great new week Sheri!There I got your name finally ha.

JENNIFER said...

Hi Sheri! I saw a hummingbird this morning, aren't they just the most amazing bird and so petite too :o) I love all the colorful pictures ...what a great monday post, I really enjoyed it. Have a wonderful week friend! Hugs, Jennifer

Susie Swanson said...

Oh I love the humminbird so. They have been fluttering around my flowers all summer and I hate to see them go. We have to take our feeders up no later than October so they can fly south or they won't make it through the winter. I always watch for them again in the spring.. Love this post...Susie

T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron said...

Even with all our problems it's hard to beat living in Southern California. I've lived here all my life and have no desire to live anywhere else :-)

God bless and have a great week :-)

~Ron

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL Sheri, we are on the same wavelength!!! This is a lovely post because I love watching hummingbirds. We have so many around our neighborhood.

C'est moi Claudette said...

And you are VERY welcome. It's a delight to visit you as always. Our hummies are gone now : ( Although it was 90 today here in Ontario, Canada : )
xoxoxoxo

forgetmenot said...

Sheri, I think you are talking about EVERYONE'S favorite bird--so tiny and beautiful.
How lucky you are to have them around. They are pretty scarce in my yard. Great post. Mickie ;)

Happy@Home said...

They really are amazing little birds and so fun to watch. The painting in your first photo is so beautiful. I couldn't stop looking at it. Love the candle too. I'll bet it's really gorgeous when it is lit. I may have to stop by Pier 1 soon :). Lovely post about our favorite birdies.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the hummingbirds they are amazing to watch! Thanks for sharing, laur Cottage and Broome

BECKY said...

I am a die hard bird lover and these are some amazing little birds, aren't they? I love how God expressed Himself in creating such a fabulous flying menagerie for us to enjoy!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your kind comments! JOY!!
Have a lovely Tuesday!
Becky

francis said...

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such a kind comment !
I am a follower of your blog now !
Have a wonderful week !

Dezinaworld said...

Sheri its always a party for my eyes when i visit you, such a fantastic array of breathtaking beauty
hugs June xxxxx

Cheri said...

Love these birds also...wish I saw more of them!

Something Special said...

Yes, who doesn't love hummingbirds. This summer I actually had the rare opportunity to spot one sitting in her nest. She would fly frantically, because someone was close by, and then land in her nest, and actually sit there for a while. It was a wonder in nature to witness. Thanks for posting this.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Sheri,

I love this little bird, they are a true wonder to me. How they are so small yet so powerful as well. Thank you for dropping by today! I can't believe that it is almost the middle of the month again...I always enjoy my visit here, your header, that rose is just perfect!
Have a great week!
All the Best,
Christine

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

I must admit, I never really paid much attention to them before my hubby and I got married. He showed me how special they are but I think you have a very special love for them that can't be beat! Thank you for sharing!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Love Hummingbirds!!!! They are amazing little birds, aren't they? There are a lot of them in our area. Sometimes, I will be out in my little yard area and hear one buzz by me. Love all your photos today. Have a beautiful day! xoxo Kim

Teresa said...

Thank you for the invite to know your lovely blog. It's just up my Alley ;) I can see...
Looking forward to enjoy it and get to know you.
Cheers,
Teresa

P.S. I never saw a humingbird. I don't want to swear but I don't think we have them in my country (I'll have to have a look) but I always loved the way they seemed to light - they don't seem to fly but lounge in the air... oh, but let's not think it's a lighteness of being; they work plenty to keep that look :love:

Becky~ said...

Thanks so much Sheri for the nice comments you always leave on my blog.Some how I feel your just the sweetest and most genuine of people.

Happy Wednesday ahead!

Dawn said...

Hi Sheri...thanks for stopping by my blog!! So nice to "meet" you :)
I have a hummingbird feeder right outside my kitchen window, I love just watching them too!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love hummingbirds, too. I haven't seen one in years though, we don't get many here in south Florida. But I enjoyed sharing the beautiful ones you have. Thanks so much!
Patti

Sares said...

I love hummingbirds! They are so magical and it's always a special moment when you see one. Have a great week!

Irene said...

Your daughter is so sweet, and that candle is beautiful! :-)

I've never seen hummingbirds in real life because we don't have them here in the Philippines. I've only seen them in pictures and on television. It is so interesting to learn about how these birds can actually help a plant grow. :-)

Becky~ said...

Sheri I did think of you when I picked that stained glass this morning.I saw a few others but I thought you would love that.Thanks for visiting.

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Sheri and gals,
Just wanted to let you know that I got my posting done on my blog of my red dining room color. I know how you love red so thought you would enjoy seeing the photos of our completed paint project. Hope you are having a wonderful day! xoxo Kim

Elaine said...

I love your humming bird post with Louie Armstrong in the back ground.. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment.. I am your new follower.. When you visit again check out my side bar which had the blog I use most often. Have a great day. Elaine

romance-of-roses said...

We love hummingbirds. My husband is always finding hummingbirds on the internet and saves the pictures for me. He is an invalid and he enjoys sitting outside watching them. They come to eat and drink water. Their is one that does not want anyone else eating the nectar and he hides and when someone approaches the feeder he comes out and scares them away. Love this post. Hugs...Lu

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love this post. Hummingbirds are so beautiful. I always love visiting you. Thank you for sharing your heart. Blessings, Martha

Candy said...

Thanks for your recent visit to my little lonely blog. I've been consumed by life...only son off to college, a 93 yr. old mother in law that keeps me hopping, wedding plans for next summer...crazy full life! I'm hoping to get back in the saddle with blogging and visiting to see what everyone else is creating and sharing. Love the hummingbirds. Come back soon and see my latest creation.
Blessings ;-)

Madame des Fleurs said...

Hi Sheri!
First of all thank you for giving me such a sweet comment on my blog! I found your blog through google as I couldn't find it through your name/link. It's really inspiring and uplifting and I joined! I noticed you are from California. My dearest best friend is from California too! Nice to meet another Californian woman :-)) I love this hummingbird and have never seen it in my life as they don't live here in the Netherlands, but wow, what a gift when you can see them! Their colors are so gorgeous hence these gorgeous pictures you've put into this blogpost. I will visit regularly as your (and your daughthers' blog radiates nothing but positivity! Thank you!
Ingeborg

Pam Traskos said...

Hi Sheri, Jess, and Nel,
So nice to meet you! What a beautiful post, as you know from visiting my blog I love, love, love hummingbirds! I truly believe they are just one of God's little blessings upon us! My daughters are 20 and 24 and through their encouragement I began my little blog. I'm still learning and I'm enjoying it so much! Looking forward to more visits with you! Hugs, Pam

Cindy said...

Hummingbirds are such sweet little things! We have lantana planted in our deck urns and the hummingbirds just love them, so they come often and they are so much fun to watch!
Blessings,
Cindy

jen hangca said...

Facts about Humming bird. Thanks for sharing. It's true, birds are really sweet. =)
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