Friday, April 27, 2012

First hummingbird

This morning as I was washing the breakfast dishes, I glanced out the kitchen window and saw the first hummingbird of the season. It was flying around the archway covered with the climbing rose "Blaze", yellow honeysuckle and a white clematis that I can't remember the name of. This photo was taken two weeks ago and the honeysuckle flowers had not fully opened yet. They are open now and the hummingbird was really enjoying them.



Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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16 comments:

scottweberpdx said...

Don't you love those little guys! I haven't seen them around much this spring...but I've heard them chirping around the garden...they are so quick!

gathering life said...

Oh, goody. I have not seen one yet. At least I know they are coming soon!!!!

connie-nicole said...

Hi Phillip. Love your blog; I always enjoy your posts about your roses and hydrangeas. I wanted to know if the white flower pictured with your 'Blaze' rose is a clematis. If so, do you know the cultivar? Thanks.

rebecca said...

What a beautiful photograph! did you use some kind of special technique? Those roses are literally jumping off the screne into the room with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cyndia Montgomery said...

Gotta get my feeders out! So exciting to see the hummingbirds.
LOVE that peony! So beautiful!

Phillip Oliver said...

Connie-Nicole, that is a clematis and unfortunately I don't recall the name of it.

Rebecca, some tweaking in Photoshop. It is probably just the red though, they tend to jump out at you.

Teresa said...

So pretty!

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

What a beautiful combination!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What a great combination.

Carol said...

I have had then at the feeders now for about 3 weeks. Not many-just a couple, but I love watching them. Carol

sandrajonas.com said...

That Clematis looks like Duchess of Edinburgh. Gorgeous companions!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Wonderful, summery, cheerful picture! Those little birds can make us so happy! I need to wait many weeks to see them in my garden. Their favorite plant is red monarda. Last summer, I even saw them fighting around it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yummy, I would be drawn to these flowers too. I haven't seen a hummer in my garden as yet. I have red roses blooming too. Where is my hummer?? WHINE...

Phillip Oliver said...

Well Lisa, I have not seen him since! Perhaps he was a scout?

Gail said...

Love when they arrive and someday hope they let me get a decent photo. gail

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

There's nothing to get your heart pumping like the sight of a hummer. (Cute little buggers.) I got my act together early this year & put my feeder up already, even though my honeysuckle hasn't even thought about forming buds yet.