The First Weekly Post 1/52

Hummingbird sits among the ornaments on a fake Christmas tree.

A Hummer ornament sits on the outdoor Christmas tree. He’s such a pretty ornament.

This little guy is just too cute not to share. Sitting among the bright ornaments on this silly outdoor tree (it looks great a night) his colors are accented by the colors on the tree.

Zooming in on the Humminbird.

Zooming in on the Hummer.

His fuchsia head feathers gleam in the sunlight. It is chilly, so he’s puffed out his body feathers and only a pinch of green is shinning.

Another photo of of the hummingbird.

Moving in still closer. He has turned just a bit so more of the green in showing.

This photos were taken on January 1, 2013. It was a beautiful day, waking up with grandkids and family coming and going as the day stretched before us. It was a wonderful day.

One last close up.

A close up.

This guy has figured out who fills the feeders and her decided it was okay for me to get a bit closer. Jan 1 was a bird watcher’s feast. Within a fifteen minute period of time a flock for black headed chickadees, chestnut backed chickadees, chestnut winged nut hatches, song sparrows, brown finches, black-eyed Juncos, a flicker, a couple of blue jays had all visited. The diner was full and the waiting list grew quite long.

Getting photos of the birds was so difficult. They come and go so quickly they keep the feeder swinging and some of them only hit and run, spending less than a second at the feeder. But having mentioned that I do have two more photos that I grabbed before someone was hungry and needed to be fed, as in kids and breakfast.

Stellars Jay

Stellars Jay

Photo of a nut hatch at the feeder.

The nuthatch is the shyest bird that frequents the feeder. So a photo to keep is exciting.

I hope you enjoyed the birds that came to wish us a Happy New Year.

And with that I want to thank all of you for taking the time to follow my photo blog project. I love your comments and the fact that you keep coming back. It has been a great year to make so many new friends and to visit so many new and exciting places through your photos. You made my year.

Cheers to friends,



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About Shez

In a nut-shell (nut-case?): Photographer, illustrator, writer, passionate DIY enthusiast, wife, mother, grandmother. I love learning new things and anything that is creative: sewing upholstery or dresses, painting walls or art, building dolls or walls, cooking and cake decorating, knitting or wiring. By day I am a small manufacturing business owner, operator, partner. I am Totally Random Shez.

2 responses to “The First Weekly Post 1/52”

  1. Tuxedo Sophisticated Cat says :

    I love that you have hummingbirds all through the winter. What a treat.

    • Shez says :

      Me, too. I love having them around. They are most amazing fearless little creatures. A true joy, however they do scold me when they need to have the feeders filled. 😉

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