Ok I have to admit it was really hard choosing photos for this sequence because Justin took like 300 photos of the hummingbird (pretty nice don’t you think!) . But seriously, give this guy a camera and boom there’s like a whole card filled with some great shots.
There’s this little hummingbird that visits the urban homestead every morning and evening. I think she’s in love with Farmer J because she follows him around the yard! Seriously, I’ve witness her flirtations myself!
But if you are unable to spot her – shhhh, just listen. You can (over the roaring din of the 11 lane freeway) hear her high pitched clicking/ticking sounds and know she’s hanging around checking at the comings and goings of the urban homestead.
However she’s not alone! We’ve think we’ve spotted at least three or four of ’em!
The humble wonderment one gets everyone time we spot the small critters from the birds, bees and butterflies is knowing that we are doing our small part — caring for all creatures great and small.
Creating such a haven in an urban environment sans pesticides, insecticides and chemicals is vital in preserving the beneficial balance of a garden.
The more you do to attract beneficial ( birds, butterflies and bees) the more balanced your garden eco system is becoming. In fact “interplantings” have been one of the key’s to our growing success (in both lbs and beneficials)
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This morning (thanks for making our day!)
I myself am on the slippery slope to sustainability and I was amazed when I stumbled upon your blog today. I thought there were limits to what you could achieve living in an urban area and I am truly inspired to see what can be done in a small urban environment. Now I see that there really are no limits when the intention is pure. Families like yours give me hope for the world.
Thank you for inspiring me this Friday morning.