Zunday Zen … I Spy a …

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In my Garden, Musings, Nature, Photography, Poetry, Zunday Zen

quick-moving shadow
in the wildflower meadow

some slurps on the fly
then it’s off again … Goodbye!

I hope you had a Zen Zunday!
Sabine

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

31 thoughts on “Zunday Zen … I Spy a …”

  1. You are a magician to catch those photos. Wow! My Sunday did NOT go according to plan in any way. Today looks like it’s going to be questionable. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll send a note later.

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    • Thanks Marlene! I hope everything is okay with you! Iโ€™m almost fully recovered from my trip! Now I just have to get all my computer stuff figured out and get the photos back in order. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Let me know if thereโ€™s anything I can do to help! ๐Ÿ™‹

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  2. Trish says:

    Shadow, yes, indeed, that quick-winged bird, like the bat that swoops across the deck in the last minutes before night’s total darkness. There must be other flying species hovering invisibly just above us. I hope bats don’t eat angels!

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    • Hey Trish, we havenโ€™t seen any bats around here this summer! Perhaps the bats are angels in disguise?!? Either of them are welcome here any time of day or night! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Thanks Tom! Theyโ€™ve been really active here all summer long and I love sitting outside in various spots to just observe, breathe and sometimes snap away with my camera. They are quick which is why I am very grateful for auto-focus! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Just beautiful Sabine … the hummers say that the nectar feeders are great, but nothing beats the nectar from a real flower. These hummingbirds are so dainty – you’ve captured them and the flowers perfectly.

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    • You know Linda, Iโ€™ve never really used a feeder for the hummers because they require diligent cleanliness to avoid making the birds sick. Plus I think they attract wasps and yellow-jackets. Nature is providing the perfect food for them and I donโ€™t have to worry about doing any harm. Plus I just really love watching the hummingbirds feast on all the various flowers!

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      • I have read that Sabine. I’ve never had a hummingbird feeder and I’ve never had any flowers that attracted hummingbirds, just butterflies … I had a butterfly garden years ago. A lot of the garden was destroyed after the first Polar Vortex event though. When I was young, my father had cannas in a planters box and the hummers used to love the big flower inside the cannas and we would have hummers around to enjoy all Summer. It is like having bird baths in your yard – you have to scrub them out to keep them sanitary for the birds, otherwise they got the red algae that would settle into the water and could make them sick. I’d scrub out the birdbath, then see the birds drinking out of the gutters next door and you’d wonder what kind of bacteria might be lurking in that stale water that collected on top of the leaves that were packed in the gutters.

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      • Yes, there have been times where the birds ignored the clean birdbath and drank and bathed in a puddle. The most important thing is probably common sense for us humans. Keep feeders and water clean and leave the rest up to the visiting critters!

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      • I agree with you Sabine. Sometimes I go to the Park, a Ziploc bag of fresh peanuts strapped on my fanny pack and I see a squirrel eating a dirt-covered walnut or a wormy apple. Of course I want to point out to him (or her) that better things are available if they just watch me.

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  4. They are quick. I had one dart across the front window this morning. Iโ€™m guessing she was headed to the flower basket. Have a great week, Sabine!

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