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Old August 5th, 2018, 11:04 PM
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Hummingbirds in the new garden

We had some yard work done last summer that wiped out the garden that surrounded the well. This spring I replanted the garden with some nectar-producing flowers. Not all of the plants will bloom this year, but some Cardinal-flowers that I received from friends' gardens evidently are pretty happy in their new home because they're blooming! (Yay! For a bad gardener like me, survival of plants is a definite bonus )

I've been seeing hummingbirds in the flowers for a week now, but they seemed pretty camera shy. They tolerate me well, but the second they see the camera, they usually bug out. Today, though, for the first time, I was able to capture some shots of the hummingbirds enjoying those Cardinal-flowers--and I can't tell you how much of a thrill it gave me!

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And this little guy, resting after his luncheon...

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