The UPS Store guy quickly hung it up and then I finally filled it, and within several hours I saw a hummingbird at it! It is truly amazing. I can see this fabulous feeder right outside my kitchen window and when I am washing dishes or cooking I look and see hummingbirds now.
So, yesterday, I went outside and sat in the 100 F heat to take pictures. Thankfully, it is in the shade. I sat very still and here came a hummingbird. The first picture is the approach, while they check out the surroundings.
They generally do a "fly by" and come back in, after it looks safe. Amazing little creatures.
Here is one drinking. If you look closely you can see the shadow of their wings, as they flutter back and forth so quickly.
I noticed that there is a dead branch that they will sit on, while they scope out the surroundings, too.
Oh, and my wind-chime. Here is an idea for you. Not my original idea, but Rebekah's. We went to Canton, the flea market, and found these old army spoons, with holes in the tips of the handles and found some metal strainers. Using fishing line, we tied it all together in the shape of a windchime and it works! It is a great piece to have hanging outside on the porch.
Part of my Tour De Fleece yarn is this fabulous red yarn. I had carded the batts and made the roving previously on this blog. Well, it is finally finished. I added the mohair curls for texture and some white angelina fiber for sparkle. Then I plied it with red thread, to add more texture. In the skein pictured, there are 116 yards of a very soft bulky art yarn.
Last but not least. This little Smart Car was seen in Rome, Italy. Cute, isn't it? With crocheted granny squares all over it. Wonder what my Chevy Blazer would look like wearing a sweater or even the UPS Store guy's Pontiac. Hmmm. Could have some fun with that one. LOL!