Friday, April 4, 2008

Hummers at the Nursery..

I have so, so much I need to post: fruiting quince, smelly flowers, growing challenge, purchases, Goldsmith Seed trials.....and on and on! But I am so tired!

Tonight let me post a couple of cute hummingbird nests (with mama and babies) we had at the nursery last week.

This first one is up in a 15 gallon Pittosporum Eugenoides tree. As soon as a nest is discovered the tree is covered in SOLD tags and pt off limits. Jake climbed into the tree next to this one and used the zoom, so as not to disturb the precious (and tiny) occupants.

This mama hummer built her nest right at the very front of the nursery, at the top of the wooden overhang, 15 feet in the air. For this picture Ben stood on a pallet and he was slowly raised by forklift until he could zoom in. We were wondering what she must of thought of this mans face slowly rising over her horizon? Hmmm....

This last one is terribly blurry but I love the birds eye view of the nursery. Just when we thought we had seen every aisle, every crack in the cement form every angle...nope!

OK, bonus shot: These daffs were given to me by the nursery after they didnt sell and it was getting way too late to plant them. I then hauled them around for a few more weeks until it was really too late to plant them. But, I finally stuck them in one of the wine barrels I had made for my sons class. Arent they gorgeous doubles?


LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

Your photos are absolutely remarkable. I cannot wait to plant my gardens!!

garden girl said...

Wonderful shots. How wonderful your nursery is hosting such lovely guests!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

That is awsome. I have never seen them nesting before.


. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Few things cuter than a hummingbird's nest. Momma barely fits inside!

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