Saturday, August 14, 2010


Recently, I spent the day with my 92 year old dad. After lunch we were sitting on his enclosed side porch, watching the hummingbirds. It wasn't long before Dad dozed off.  So, while he napped and all was quiet, I slipped out of the house with my camera to take photos of the 5 hummingbirds that visit his feeder each day. At first I was afraid that I would scare them off. But, no they were not scared. If anything perhaps they tried to scare me off by zooming and darting about my head. However, I held my ground, and was able to get these photos.  Taking photos of hummingbirds makes one realize just how wonderful  a digital camera is. ... Because...  I erased many more photos than I saved!

After Dad woke up from his nap, I showed him the photos that I had taken. My dear dad -with a twinkle in his eyes - chided me for not being able to get all 5 of the hummers in one photo. I wasn't successfully able to get even two in the same photo!
This is as close as I came...

All in all, it was an enjoyable visit with my dad, and a fun photography session with the hummers. When I went to leave, Dad summed it up best when he said, "It's been a good day".  Indeed it was! 

1 comment:

  1. AMAZING photos Mom...You're so talented with your photography...thanks for sharing!!