Meditation in Moments … The Meeting Place

In my Garden, Meditation in Moments, Musings, Nature, Photography, Poetry


ambrosial nectar station
open for business.

Summer here is off to a great start. Just as I was lamenting a couple of weeks ago that there weren’t any hummingbirds around yet, they suddenly appeared seemingly out of nowhere. Now three different hummers have taken up residence in our garden. They are however, extremely territorial and put on quite an arial show when “battling” each other, or at other times dive-bombing me near their favorite flowers. Despite being very small, these hummingbirds vigorously attack much larger birds and chase them off.
The hummingbirds will even harass bees and bumblebees visiting my Lavender Grosso!

Sitting quietly, pausing, inhaling
as the lavender’s intoxicating scent wafts through the air
displacing for just a few moments
all the woes of this world.

Have a peaceful day!

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My passions in life are vegetarian cooking, gardening, photography, writing, good books, traveling and nature. Thanks for stopping by, Sabine

14 thoughts on “Meditation in Moments … The Meeting Place”

  1. Ali says:

    This is beautiful, Sabine! I am so jealous of your having hummingbirds, but thank you for sharing! What a fascinating little bird! Your photos are stunning, and capture the quick darting. And I love your poetry to accompany the images.

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  2. Trish says:

    These photos are fun to see – to watch, really. There is so much “motion” conveyed by the blurring. I can feel and smell the air movement in the small space between lavender and bird, and bee. Bravo to the birds and bees.

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    • I’m glad you like these photos Trish! Hummingbirds are always fun to watch, but these guys are a riot! Sometimes they chase each other right past our heads. No collision or stab wounds yet! 😉


  3. Those are some great shots of humming birds and bees! The lavender too. Such a peaceful scene. This is going to be one hot summer. My butterfly bush is full of bees and some butterflies but I can’t photograph them well through the window but that’s where I watch them.. I am hiding from the heat. 😉 Stay cool.

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    • Your butterfly bush is in the perfect spot! The heat always seems to make flowers more fragrant. We actually turned on the a/c today to keep from melting. I’ll send you an email later today. Stay cool too Marlene! 😎

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  4. Gorgeous, Sabine! We’ve had a few hummers in my hanging baskets. They’re fascinating to watch. And, their acrobatics are pretty amazing! Have a great week. Enjoy our hot weather!

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  5. janesmudgeegarden says:

    How beautiful your post is Sabine! Just a little envious of your humming birds, so lovely in their iridescent feathers. The poetry is perfect too.

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