Sunday, May 22, 2011

A little side trip

Last night we took a little trip to a town about an hour from here. Word got out quite some time ago that in this little town a man of about 80 some years lives there. He owns many acres of land. His property is just gorgeous...Greenery everywhere, tall trees....a little stream in the back.

Well the thing is, he invites everyone to come by his place of an evening to mee
t his friends. His hummingbird friends. They come to his property by the thousands. He says that during the day they stay in the trees in the far back of his property feasting on bugs and then in the evening they come closer to the house where all the feeders are. It was just amazing to see. And almost more amazing to hear...their wings were just a buzzing...those birds were zipping and zapping all over the place.

He had feeders hung up in every place imaginable. In all the trees...from the out
buildings....just everywhere. I think including us there had to have been about 20 or 25 people there enjoying the evening.

At one point J decided to see if they would come around when he was standin
g there...as still as could be.

As you can see it didnt take long before they came zipping around him.

And calling their friends to join them.

J thought it was super cool to be so close to a hummingbird.

Sometimes they would fly away and J would just stand there and wait and wait...

And then back again they would come.

This guy had feeders everywhere...and at any given time they would have several birds around them...those birds can get a little testy, too. Im just sayin. They arent very good sharers.

This little bird came in and J said he could feel his feathers and his little feet on his finger!!!

And then off he went.

To come back just moments later. Or maybe it was a different one. I cant know. :-)

You could see the little kids all lined up at the trees holding out their fingers...hoping that one little bird would decide to rest for a little bit.

And as cute as my little guy G is....he is not nearly as quiet nor does he have the ability to stand still like his big brother J.

But still....it was an amazing time. We will totally be doing that again next year.

7 comments:

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

What amazing memories for your boys. How nice of the gentleman to invite in the public to share in the wonder.

Lana from Farm Life Lessons said...

Wow! Such a precious moment for those little guys to always remember! I love hummingbirds! Great Pictures!

Gnightgirl said...

This makes me want to hang a ton of feeders. Hummingbirds are here early this year; the master garden outside of Mom's window is full of them. So cool.

Melody said...

Very neat! It reminds me of a real life "Fablehaven" :) (Have you read those books yet? They are such fun!:)

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun! I love watching hummingbirds - they are just fascinating little creatures and so pretty. I can't imagine how impressive it must have been to see so many in one place! I love that J was so patient - and that it paid off for him. I had to smile at you saying G isn't nearly as quiet as J :) I bet it was a day that will be a wonderful memory none of you forget.

Sarah said...

amazing! I can't imagine how exciting that moment was! What a memory for you and your boys to treasure!

Diane said...

Thats just the coolest thing ever..and J actually felt one on his finger..I don't believe I've ever even seen one up that close..sounds like you all had an awesome day!