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Fall weather has come to the Mid-Atlantic. I want to show you my three rusty cats in the garden that hold up the raspberry canes and the late roses. They are very quiet cats and do their job very well.
I wish that I could show you the 2 humming birds that keep visiting the rusty cats the last few days. But, alas, I am not fast enough with the smartphone camera, so you will have to be happy with the flowers and a stock picture. These 2 green hummers keep flying together and sniffing the foliage and than twisting into the sky together: swirl, swirl, swirl, than off they go somewhere around the front of the house. I have tried several times to maintain a hummingbird feeder, but the ants take over, and it is just so much work to keep filling it daily with the sweet water, so I gave up. These beauties are a gift when they come to visit in the fall. And, some seem to come every year.
“Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris, are probably the most common hummingbird in the world. They have the widest distribution of any hummingbird species, ranging from southern and central Canada in summer to as far south as northern Panama in winter. This is the only hummingbird species that breeds in the eastern U.S.” They tend to come visit us in the late summer and then move along.
I love when nature brings me gifts.
Yesterday’s post about the Big Tree made me start to think about spring, which appears to be about a month early here in the Mid-Atlantic. I am happy because walking the dogs is easier, and all my feathered friends start to come back in the yard in full color. We sit for hours watching them come to the feeders and the watering spots. I am amazed that, except when the dogs first come racing out of the house to catch squirrels, the birds just stay where they are and do not mind them. We have some wonderful creatures that bless us every day, We get humming birds, and humming bees, butterflies, moths, and skippers.