Tuesday, May 15, 2012

the hummingbirds are back!!!




sorry for the bad picture quality but i took this pic through a dirty window. the hummingbirds are back - woohoo! jambaloney said that he saw one this morning so we quickly made some hummingbird water and filled our feeders. they come back every year and stay until the end of july. just another creature of the Manor to thrill and enthrall. i am so happy that they are back!

and below - frog babies! these 3 clusters of eggs have been in our pond for about a week now. i check on them hourly. i am not sure if they are frogs, spring peepers, salamanders, whatever - it doesn't matter to me. i talk to them every day and encourage them to grow!


here's another pic of our pond. not so much a pond as a hole in the ground that keeps ground water. no matter, i love it.  and our beautiful bench.


this is my favourite tree. i call him "the bonsai" because of his shape. you can see that his original top was blasted off by lightning many, many years ago. he's making the best of it though. i love this tree.


here's some beautiful, tiny blue flowers that grow in amongst the grass. so pretty!


and some lunch. yummy 3-bean salad with peppers and chives - yummeh!


the days keep getting warmer and longer. i planted out some brussel sprouts, broccoli and cabbage today. soon we'll be eating like kings!

jambaloney just got home from fishing - he's caught 7 more trout - woohoo! we'll be having the breakfast of champions for the next several days - trouts and sprouts - our fave. gotta run!

30 comments:

  1. Hummingbird, Frogs, Pond, Tree, Flowers, Beans.

    Obviously it is an attempt to disguise a coded message within some Joycean-like stream of conciousness.

    However, I being skilled in such matters, notice that if you take the second letter of each word, it spells out the Urdu word for unveiling (a.k.a. apocalypse). Obviously a signal that the apocalypse is about to begin!

    Canadian codes are so easy to crack.

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    1. Russell - i just read your comment to jambaloney and he said that i should reply with "i heart anonymous" - bahahahah! we're still chuckling!

      no apocalypses were hurt in the writing of this comment!

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    2. I forgot the source.

      The "unveiling" in this case no doubt means that you are simply planning to do some weeding in the garden in the "customary" fashion.

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  2. Love the tree, birds, flowers, and eggs...so springy:)

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    1. MM - i soooo love spring! and everything that returns with spring. and i love the tree, birds, flowers and eggs - teeheehee! xox

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  3. You're so adorable, kymber. I love your love of life and all things. The encouragement for the eggs is so "you". It makes me smile.

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    1. ahh, thanks 45er buddy! that is such a sweet thing to say. but i do encourage the little eggs every day...i talk to them, the birds, the bees, the plants, the trees...maybe i just like talking? wandering around our little Manor every day just makes me so happy...i love being happy. and i love life. and i love sweet comments and yours are always so sweet. thank you, my friend.

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    1. i figured you'd say as much - bahahahhaha!

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  5. Kymber--such a beautiful post and pics...our hummingbirds are back too, for a week or so now. I put 2 feeders up every year on my front porch, and by this time next month we will have a good 35-40 hummers hanging around every day!!

    Spring !!! (Hello to Jam!!)

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    1. thanks Akannie! i am glad that your hummers are back too! we have 2 feeders set up but we will be putting out a few more because of all of them - i love watching them! Jam says hi back!

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  6. Hey Kymber - I wondered if the eggs had hatched yet . Mother Nature is sure working her magic at the Manor ! You must be spending every waking moment outside with so much going on. Love the bonsai tree and the little blue flowers are beautiful. They match the sky ... great post once again !

    Enjoy your days hon !

    Love Always ... Helga xoxo

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    1. Oh - and Kymber - you now have your own copy of the Harmonic Farming book on " Bees. " A magic faerie delivered it .... Imagine that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Love Always ... Helga xoxox

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    2. Helga - i will definitely send you a pic when they hatch! i think Mother Nature lives here at the Manor - it is so awesome watching all the little things come alive during spring - i love spring! oh Helga - thank you so much hon - i am going to love that book!!! yer awesome, my sweetest, dearest friend! xoxox

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  7. Kymber,
    Yay, the hummingbirds are back!!! I love hummingbirds, there just so delicate and beautiful. It sure looks like spring has finally sprung there. The pond with tadpoles, the beautiful blue flowers, the bonsai tree and the grass turning green. Your salad looks amazing and then of course fish for breakfast, OMG!!!! I'm there!!!

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    1. Sandy - we love our fish for breakfast - it is so helathy and fresh and yummeh! you would love it too! i don't know about any other hummingbirds but to be honest, ours are vicious little monsters that are constantly fighting each other at the feeders....honestly - they are nasty and mean!!! but beautiful too! and yes - spring is really here - woohoo!

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  8. Spring is definitely in the air! Love it. You and I share such a similar love for all the neat things on our properties. Every time I go out to ours, I'm wandering around looking at stuff. I was mowing one weekend, and stopped to stare at a spider making a web for probably 30 minutes or more, then mowed around it sow as not to mess up all it's hard work.

    It's amazing how when you get away from the frantic pace of city life and into the country, and you stop to notice what's REALLY around you, you find that we are but mere giants in a world that is teeming with life.

    Wow, didn't mean to get so philosophical, your post has me in that daydreaming mood. I can't wait to get out there again this weekend, ha.

    Enjoy it sweet lady!!

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    1. 1st Man - we are so definitely alike! i love that you mowed around the web - me and jambaloney do crazy stuff like that too. but we are just giants and if you bother to look - the world around us is teeming with life. i am so happy that you have a place to go to get away from the craziness of the city - it is so important to be able to reconnect with nature! don't worry about getting philosophical - i enjoy it as again, we are the same that way. i can't wait for your post about your upcoming weekend. get out there and enjoy it, my friend!

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  9. My dear lady, only you would talk to frog eggs...then again why not, it's what I love about you. You know, don't you, those eggs are quite tasty. Little salt and pepper. They pop in your mouth...

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    1. Stephen - stop telling me to eat things that are too small to bother with! rats, mice, squirrels and now these eggs - i like my food to be bigger - bahahahah! and ya, i talk to the little eggs...i think it's going to help them turn into nice, big healthy frogs and then they can start eating the black flies and mosquitoes!!!

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  10. dang..I tried to get a shot of the hummingbirds last night after I put out my feeder but by the time they showed up it was too dark for a shot..we were like you..I heard them flying around and then I rushed inside to make syrup..but after cooling it was too late! Nice work..hummingbird season is the best!

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    1. egb - i am glad that you got your hummers too! they are sooo awesome to watch eh? and once they're here - it truly means spring - woohoo!

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  11. We love hummingbirds also. They are certainly difficult at times in terms of getting photos. The hummingbirds are home here too. But, then so are some of the insects I DON'T like having return to us !

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    1. Jane - i must have 7,000 blurry, bad pics of hummingbirds! i can never get a proper pic of them! for us, the hummingbirds show up just after black fly season begins - oh i hate those things! my right elbow is swollen to twice it's size from getting bit yesterday.....arghghghgh! i hate bug nets and i hate using deet and stuff but it looks like i'll have to cave and wear my bug nets. what kind of insects do you get that you don't like? xoxo

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  12. I would really miss the sounds of birds in the morning if those sounds suddenly stopped, to me its the sound of life at the start of a new day! Richard

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    1. Richard - you and me both. i rely on slowly opening my eyes to hear the chickadees singing - they make such pretty songs!

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  13. I must be the only person on earth who failed to attract hummingbirds and got hundreds of huge, black ants every day no matter what I did. I just gave up with the hummingbird feeder.

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    1. PP - yep - you really lucked out if all you get is big ugly ants - bahahah! sorry that your feeder didn't work out. do you normally see hummingbirds in your area?

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  14. I love it when Spring/Summer hits and nature comes alive after a long and sleepy winter... dont listen to stephen about talking to things..I do it all the time..especially my African Cichlid fish..they relate to me and come up to the top of the tank and blow mommy kisses.. : )

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  15. JUGM - you and me both! i never celebrate the "New Year" on Jan 1 - that is not the New Year to me. that is the middle of the Old Year. to me - the New Year begins when the snow has been gone for at least 2 weeks and the trees start to show buds. then i celebrate the New Year daily for about a month....some New Years come quicker than others but this New Year started roughly around the middle of March and now that it is the middle of May, the New Year is over. it is wonderful to see nature come alive and celebrate for a month.

    teehee. i am glad that you talk to your fish. and yes, they are definitely blowing Mommy some kisses!

    thanks for your sweet comment! xox

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