Friday, May 11, 2012

Sugar water globe

Ignore the dirt and crud on this hummingbird feeder. It is one I left out all winter for the bees and other insects happening by in our almost non-freezing weather. And you can ignore the fly, the hornet and the red admiral butterfly, too, if you like. Instead, focus on the world in a globe. I really liked the view of the pond reflected here. Besides, sometimes life gets gritty and you still need to look for the beauty in your view.
 Okay, if that wasn't exciting enough for you, here's some 'action' shots.
Incoming!
Bzzzzz

118 comments:

Catherine said...

I love that little world inside the globe ~ so cool!
xo Catherine

Mike said...

My feeder leaks. Brand new, mind you. I haven't seen one hummingbird or anything else at it. Bzzz? You know what that sound is? ;)

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful reflections in the globe! And beautiful butterflies to :)

Liz said...

Love it!! My eye went straight to the butterfly until I read your words.
Great action shots.

rainfield61 said...

That is a magical globe.

Or a crystal ball.

Crud or dirt can never diminish its power.

CameraCruise said...

What a great little world inside the globe.
Beautiful reflections.
Have a great weekend.
Mette

Comment1 said...

Lovely! It's wonderful the little bits of beauty we can find.

RoeH said...

Love it!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That's a cool reflection of the pond!

Tanya said...

cool shots!

Jeevan said...

I never heard about this feeder and inspiring to have one. Your blog truly encourages the interest on birds and insects and how to treat them well. Wonderful composition Tex :)

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Gorgeous images !

Linda said...

Nice reflections...and I like seeing all the critters using the feeder!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE your perspective, T!! =)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I think that it is wonderful Theresa~

JM said...

How lovely! The second shot is my favourite.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Wonderful shots Theresa! LOL love the 'incoming!' Hope your day and weekend is a good one. :)

Betty Roan said...

How cool is that!

Susan said...

A beaut intro to your post; I too love your global world :D)

Sandra said...

and it is a small world. LOL trapped in that little globe. great shot, glad you saw it.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

LoL..I take it the Hummingbirds haven't returned to Texas yet! Love the "incoming!"

I have had 4 at my feeders, but they didn't stay. Their return has just started and I'm sure there will be more.

Sall's Country Life said...

everyone sees beauty when they happen upon the Run*a*Round!

Buttons said...

You always make me smile. Love the shots:) B

DJan said...

Yep, sometimes life does get a little gritty, but it's still nice to see the beauty around me. Thanks for the cool pictures, I enjoyed them, grit and all... :-)

troutbirder said...

I'd say the philosophy your've attached to you gritty globe is just about right...:)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I like your thinking and your pictures this morning. I'm smiling. I love that little bee!

Gone Country said...

Great reflection! I like the analogy this morning (and so early in the morning too, lol!)

Looks like a busy feeder!

Barb said...

Love that you have all these visitors to your feeder - I'm just now putting mine out.

Nancy said...

I finally cleaned mine out -- no hummers yet, but I'm hopeful! :)

Jill said...

Just spotted my first hummer yesterday. Exciting! Love the butterflies on these.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Wow T, that's a neat capture! Our hummers have arrived but I've yet to get a shot of them :(

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I've never seen a butterfly on a feeder. Great, great shots! xo Jenny

pattisjarrett said...

Love how your keen eye picked up the pond scene. How did you do the background surrounding the feeder? It's a perfect way to bring focus to the feeder.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

It is a very nice 'sizing' too! The fact that you leave it out all year is telling even more about how sweet you are! We have one (of several) outside our baywindow in the kitchen and it is fun observing from the breakfast table etc.
The reflection inside your sugar globe is beautiful!
Love to you,

Mariette

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I like the background blur of the shot, then the actual view thru the feeder, pretty cool TWG, but I will never ever ignore the flutterbies... NEVER! LoL! =)

Julie G. said...

Magical reflection! Wishing you a delightful weekend.

Texan said...

I left our feeder out too all winter. Though ummm I didn't think to keep food in it. That is a good idea to do that for any winter critters who happened a long!

I just cleaned and filled it it up as I saw hummingbirds come to it several times the other day and there it sat dirty and empty! Hopefully they haven't given up on us and will come back now that its full again!

Daryl Edelstein said...

a few weeks ago my friend Kate and I visited our friend Lauren and they hung Lauren's hummingbird feeder and I took pix .. hey someone had to.

SweetMarie said...

that is so cool! Love the butterflies too!

Susan said...

Well now that is a unique reflection. To see your pond in that globe. Awesome!

Farm Girl said...

Wow that is great! I like this I bet you lots of visitors.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the reflection of the pond in the feeder! I must get my hummingbird feeder out as they should be arriving here soon.

stardust said...

Oh, what a magic of photography! The feeder looks floating together with butterflies and a bee. The pond reflection on the feeder is magical, a fairly land seems to be contained in it.

Abhinav said...

The feeder and the butterflies are simply beautiful :)

Paula said...

Our hummers were having a feast in the rain yesterday.

Val said...

Very cool...finding the extra in the "ordinary" One feeder is a buzz with hummers and the other feeder has a flutter of butterflies. I love May!!

Michelle said...

Have you seen many hummingbirds yet? I've only seen four and they didn't stay.

bailey-road.com said...

You're right! There's a whole other world inside that globe.
BTW I've seen only two hummers here, so far, and they didn't stay around.

Nefertiti said...

superbes photos,Bravo et bon w end ;o)

Pearl said...

One of my favorite parts of having visiting the Northwest part of the country a couple years ago was the massive number of hummingbirds I saw. I don't recall ever seeing them in Minneapolis, and to see a tiny, humming flock of them at a feeder was magical.

Lucky you!

Pearl

Linda said...

I have to admit...all I saw when I looked at the first picture was a humming bird feeder that was showing its age. I don't think I would have seen the beauty reflected in it if you hadn't pointed it out. Thanks for that.

Robin said...

T, Ha, very interesting!

Francisca said...

You have no idea how much grit I must look through to find the beauty... so I'm a master at it. And this one was a piece of cake. Saw the wonderful garden world immediately! Nice ones, TexWisGirl!

edenhills said...

Those reflections are great!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

very very cool!! the little reflecting world!! love the butterflies too.

(my sciatica is STILL giving me a pain in da...butt...can't sit for too long! but i checked my email real quick...and ALL the comments about the minnow dance...thanks to YOU my dear friend!! :) i REALLY appreciate it...so had to come here and say THANKS theresa...will play some catch up this weekend!) heal, butt, heal... :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yep, there's a whole other world in there~ great reflection -- I do envy your space to keep feeders (with the associated 'grit' ... which I only noticed because you called attention to it!

heyBJK said...

That is a very cool reflection! I may not have noticed it for all the other stuff you said not to look at. :-) The hummingbirds may not find it acceptable after all those lowly insects have been hanging around on it.

Pam said...

Nature is alive and well living happily in your water globe.
Love you incoming butterfly, fly and hornet.

Ron said...

The world in a globe, I like it!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

What dirt? What crud? I see cool reflections and colors!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Very nice. Now you can take it down and clean it. (;^))

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections, a great little world indeed! I always love the birds! Wonderful shots for the day as always!

Patty Woodland said...

I love the hummers. We have rufous. They make me laugh

Tammy said...

What a cool capture! Do you get some hummingbird visitors!

Pat Tillett said...

I didn't pick up the great reflection right away. That is pretty cool! Also, nice of you to leave it out...

Nancy said...

What a cool way of giving us wonderful advice to ponder.....

Andrew said...

I loved the view of the pond..
I now need to see your hummers.

Kerry said...

You're right, that is a really neat reflection on the surface. It's like a crystal ball.

Bob Bushell said...

The Globe, marvelous.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

A little GRIT adds Character!
Happy weekend to you!!!! So good to visit again! I miss your photographs!

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful pictures - Nice to see the butterflies.

~mel said...

I'll take the grit with the glory any ol' day! Thanks for sharing :)

Evelyn S. said...

It's a butterfly feeder!!! Wonderful "world."

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a neat analogy! Can definitely relate to the gritty life we've experienced this year, yet still able to appreciate some bright spots. They're always there, you just have to look hard sometimes.

Kat Griffin said...

I love it. I like the grey clay color and the yellow green together in the globe and the rest is nice too. butterflies sure do have a sweet tooth
anyway I think it is very nice color wise and it does make me think of the earth
-KAT-

FOREST SNAPPER said...

There,s a picture in every thing ,well captured

Enjoy your weekend

Peter

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat reflection!

Leovi said...

I like those pictures, I like those butterflies in flight. Greetings.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful reflections...I never seen that thing here

Sally said...

Love this! You have such a way with words and taking photo's. :)

Saun said...

:) you always make me smile. Have a great weekend!

Ellie said...

I love that - it is sooo pretty.

Adam Tilt said...

Great reflections and an excellent idea for a feeder. Wonder if we can get something similar here in the UK?

Montanagirl said...

LOVE it! You have quite the eye for interesting photos. I like your Bzzzzzz!!

Rohrerbot said...

Cool shots:) Love the butterflies....maybe that's where my hummbingbird juice is going:)

Posie Patchwork said...

Your image & words 'sometimes life gets gritty' are amazing, so perfect for how i'm feeling this weekend, love Posie

Debbie said...

best view in texas!! have an amazing weekend!!

Pat said...

These are fantastic captures! I love the reflection of the lake in the hummingbird feeder.

Amanda said...

I love reflection images :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the world inside the globe and out! :-)

Enjoy your weekend!!

Margie said...

You are a nut and that's what I love about you, LOL!

Deb said...

love it....I ignored everything you told me too...what a cool globe...

Mama Zen said...

That is so cool!

Michaele said...

I love how you encourage us to see what you see. Then we can all enjoy it together. The buzzzz was cute too.

rkbsnana said...

Well, I am impressed.

Jo's World said...

All the excitement I could take this late in the day!

Jo

sharon said...

my parents had a humming bird feeder. Never saw so many humming birds in one area before.

Carletta said...

Awesome reflections!
I like the butterflys and bees too. :)

Rose said...

I don't want to ignore any of it...I really, really like this.

Crissi said...

Lovely shots!
♥Crissi♥

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great post. Yes, life does indeed get gritty, and you do have to look for the good. Have a great weekend.

Elaine said...

I like the gritty view!

Charlotte said...

I hate to admit that I did not see the pond reflection until you told me to notice it. I love it. The action shots were cool too.

HansHB said...

So smart! I have not seen this kind of thing before!
A great post!

Marie said...

These shots have kind of a magical quality! The globe reflection is wonderful and I love the yellowish green of the background, and then there are those lovely butterflies. You looked and really SAW the beauty in this, and I love it!

Breathtaking said...

Nice Reflection, and now I'm going to have my breakfast and refect on
your words.

Love the idea of the globe feeder.

SquirrelQueen said...

Now that's one busy place. Love the reflection!

Berto Garcia said...

beautiful butterflies

Monica said...

Beautiful reflections in the globe!
:)

Candy C. said...

Very cool reflection of the pond!!

Donna said...

The reflection sure is neat!

bon bon said...

i just put up a hummingbird feeder this week myself! then i immediately sat down to watch, but nothing to report yet...
;o)

subbu said...

Very interesting and like this kind of feeding. so sweet :)

Betty Manousos said...

brilliant! love it!

georgettesullins said...

Beautiful reflection of the pond. Yes, I can see it through all the grit. :) We have a glass globe, but it doesn't get as much action as yours. Our orange plastic one gets more action.

Sue said...

I've never seen a feeder like that around here. What a great idea. Sue

Margaret said...

Love this!

Sandy said...

Yes! Sometimes life does get gritty. You have a wonderful eye.

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