Hosing off. Playing in the water, feels mighty fine

Time to dry off

Twist n shout!

Almost dry

Sitting pretty

While Jordanne is hard at work making upgrades  (looking good btw!) on our blog, here’s a little pictorial interlude for your enjoyment of one of the many hummingbirds to visit the garden each morning.

This time around, I was prepared and had a camera ready for the action!  While watering the garden, they enjoy a fresh drink and morning bath from the hose.

From what I can tell, this one looks to be a young female Rufous Hummingbird.

My sisters tease me because I seem to attract our resident hummingbirds while I’m outside.  They often remark that the little hummers probably have a crush on me – whatever.  What’s with my sisters anyway?



  1. Radhika says:

    Great photo Justin! These birds are so adorable – what lovely gardening companions indeed. 🙂

  2. Chris says:

    I’ve tried to attract these Lil’ Hummers in my CC yard; but only to the briefest appearance. Everyone else in the neighborhood hangs out; parasoidal wasps, bees, grasshoppers, squirrels, chipmunks, baltimore orioles, robins which are so sheepish with the very vocal crows & also the abundance of blackbirds and red-wing tipped blackbirds, bunnies with their babies and hang out all day sleeping in secure locations (under carpet roses … great wild bun food BTW and bee attractor), chickadees, woodpeckers, bats, etc. Maybe I “blink” and I might see a hummingbird stopping by a mallow plant or echinecea (sp). Thanks so much for these gorgeous photos! Made my day!

  3. Christina says:

    I think the age-old question must be asked…why, indeed, do birds suddenly appear everytime you are near? 😛

    • Anais says:

      Oh, Christina that is a GOOD one. 🙂 Luv that song!

  4. Steve says:

    That’s some great photography Justin

  5. Dan Langhoff says:

    Looks like either a female or immature male Rufous Hummingbird. Here in SoCal, we get Rufous, Black-Chinned, Anna’s, Allen’s, Calliope and Costa’s Hummingbirds.

  6. Susan says:

    Great pictures! I love humming birds – there’s something magical about them.

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