Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hummingbird Preening


As I was reading outside on my patio swing I just happened to catch this hummingbird preening. As much as I've watched them over the years, I don't think I have even seen one fan its tail feathers quite like this.

I apologize again for my absence. It has been a busy and sad spring/summer. We have just kind of been in survival mode for the last few months. I haven't wanted to blog about such personal things, maybe one of these days I will, but not until I can make sense of it and we are on the other side of it.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience with my very sporadic posts.



17 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is always good to hear from you no matter how much time between posts. Sometimes we need time to heal from emotional trauma.

The picture of the hummer is beautiful backlit.

Patricia said...

I was so happy to see a post from you in my reader and to find such a stunning photo, as well. What a great capture, Robin.

I was not so happy to read of your continued sadness...while thanking God for sending you that hummingbird...surely it was a gift from His hand?

I love you, Robin...and will continue to remember you in prayer...that you would find peace and comfort through these struggles.

Happy@Home said...

That is an amazing photo of the hummingbird. I have recently discovered your blog and wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed my visit. Your photography is beautiful.
I am sorry that you have been having a sad spring/summer. I hope things get better for you soon.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I hope that things start getting better for you....

Love the picture of the hummer....

HolleyGarden said...

What a great photo! I'm not certain I've ever seen them preen like this - they are usually just glaring at me like they wish I'd go away so they could eat in peace! Sorry to hear of your troubles. I hope you find some peace.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a great shot. You and your family are in my prayers.

Rose said...

I love watching the hummingbirds here, but I have never seen one preen before. What a fantastic photo, Robin!

I hope that life goes more smoothly for you soon, Robin, and that you can find some peace and comfort.

TheGardeningBlog said...

What a fantastic photograph!!

NCmountainwoman said...

That is truly an amazing sight to see. And you got a picture as well!

You owe no one an apology. The blog is yours to do with (or do without) as you please. We'll keep coming back.

Msrobin said...

I just love that tail feather fan! how amazing that you caught it on camera. I know you've been having some tough times, good luck with it and we'll see you on here when you can.

Carolyn said...

What an amazing shot of the hummer.
Your photos are beautiful.

Praying for you in this difficult time.
Carolyn

Rosemary said...

Great photo. Just take all the time you need...... blogging should be a labour of love.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I took several not bad pictures of hummingbirds this summer, but I've never seen such a beautiful tail! Wonderful!
Take care, Robin.

Kerri said...

Robin, what a sweet shot of the little hummer. You were lucky to be in the right place at the right time to catch that pose so beautifully.
I'm sorry you've had such sadness these past few months and hope and pray things are beginning to get better now.
I loved seeing your photos of the bee and hummingbird moth. Great shots!

deb mills said...

so sorry robin, that you've had such a tough year. praying things will get better. thanks for sharing this fabulous hummer shot.

Gail said...

Robin, That's a marvelous capture~xogail

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Robin, an amazing shot so gorgeous.

I sincerely hope that everything improves soon for you.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams