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Where Is Cute Ruby-Throat Taking Us ? ------ (15)

Hi PhotoFriends,

It has been a learning experience with the hummingbirds this summer for me. My first sighting was two hummers in May at different times only one sighting each of a full-throated male and an adult female. My guess is maybe the mom was getting her nest ready and three boys were born.

My Monarda (bee balm) started to bloom later do to a slow start of spring and cold winter. Then I noticed there were three juvenile boys in my garden. They were so skinny to start out and then they plumped up to beauties just flexing for me on their perch and then getting a few gorgeous rubies on their throat. It was a joy to see! The juvenile boys at first were skittish but with patience they got used to me.

So when August came there was a change, I didn’t see them as often and when I did, they were skittish again? I said how could that be!

Then after listening to you all and reading more I realized that my three boys left and in their place I had a Mom and a new juvenile boy. The Mom’s feathers were messy looking and the juvenile was so skinny. My guess is that Mom just had a baby boy and they are now my two new hummers in the garden. I haven’t figured out if there are more than two hummers now.

Now they are use to me again. So I hope the Mom and son stick around till mid-September. It’s cool to finally have an adult female in my garden to photograph!
So now you are all up-to-date on my hummer activity this summer.

I wanted to give you all a big thanks for helping me understand the life cycle of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Here starts a new story, hope you enjoy!

It’s your Ruby-Throat here again!

I am going to take you on a flower tour! Doesn’t that sound good?

Pix 1
Let me decide which flower I should show you first … hmmmmm?







Pix 2
Let’s start here:
Lobelia ‘Cardinal Flower’







Pix 3
Did you all notice that new coffee shop that just opened Let’s stop for a cup!







Pix 4
Boy, that coffee aroma smells so good!







Pix 5
Okay, let’s all head this way to continue our flower tour!







Pix 6
Salvia ‘Mystic Spires Blue’







Pix 7
Salvia ‘Black and Blue’







Pix 8
Let’s take a rest here – it’s a long flower tour!







Pix 9
Beard-Tongue Penstemon ‘Red Riding Hood’







Pix 10
Lobelia ‘Great Blue’







Pix 11
My muscles are getting achy. Let’s all take a minute and stretch. Didn’t that feel great?







Pix 12
Pentas







Pix 13
Crocosmia







Pix 14
Lantana
(I have also photographed my hummers this summer enjoying the nectar of Monarda 'Scarlet' and Lofos 'Compact Rose').







Pix 15
It feels so good to be back on my perch after that long flower tour.







Thank you all so very much for coming on my first flower garden tour. Now I understand why Mrs. Gardener loves to give tours so much! It is tiring but so much fun, especially when such a fun group of gardeners attend like you all at N&W.

Have a great day everyone!
Stay tuned for more Ruby-Throated Stories

Hope you enjoyed this flower tour given by a little one like me “Little Ruby”
Mrs. Gardener said she is so proud of me

BeeBalm & Ruby


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Aug 23, 2014 at 01:05 PM
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Another winning set BB I like you am learning so much about these tiny beauties Thank you for sharing these images and telling the story which i always enjoy,but most of all it is the names of the flowers i like Every single one of them will be in my garden next year


Aug 23, 2014 at 01:26 PM
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You have done well in photographing hummers this summer. You sure obtained some terrific results, as seen from the images in this set. Very nice work BB.


Aug 23, 2014 at 02:12 PM
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Wonderful shots BB. I'm envious of your opportunities and skills to shoot these guys
David



Aug 23, 2014 at 02:59 PM
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Another wonderful set ! Love them all.

Birdie



Aug 23, 2014 at 03:02 PM
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Lovely set once again Bee Balm... #12 is so unique and my favorite.

Kirk



Aug 23, 2014 at 05:35 PM
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Another very nice set BB. I'm so glad you are having fun with these little fluff balls.1, 4, 6, 11, and 15 stand out ~ Ron


Aug 23, 2014 at 06:09 PM
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your hummingbirds are lovely BB


Aug 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM
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14 and 15 for me BB

Morris



Aug 24, 2014 at 12:17 AM
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Wonderful set BB...you obviously are first listing in the Hummer's B&B...once the word gets out, there's no stopping them!
Eric



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Where Is Cute Ruby-Throat Taking Us ? ------ (15)


BB -- what a great set. Your success in capturing these exquisite little critters is a perfect example of how to get great results: start with some talent and then work your tail off. Just beautiful.
Mark



Aug 24, 2014 at 03:45 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Where Is Cute Ruby-Throat Taking Us ? ------ (15)


More great hummingbird action, BB!


Aug 24, 2014 at 05:18 AM
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These are super BeeBalm!

Paul.



Aug 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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another fine hummer set BB, TFS


Aug 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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Very enjoyable BB.

Phil



Aug 24, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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Really enjoy viewing all these lovelies from your beautiful garden, Bee. Another wonderful set of images. Top pick is #6. What a glorious floral subject.

Ed



Aug 24, 2014 at 01:18 PM
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A lovely set of hummers BB

Ted



Aug 24, 2014 at 01:28 PM
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Michael Rucci wrote:
Another winning set BB I like you am learning so much about these tiny beauties Thank you for sharing these images and telling the story which i always enjoy,but most of all it is the names of the flowers i like Every single one of them will be in my garden next year


You are too sweet and thoughtful to me Michael! So glad you loved them
Can't wait to see your hummers next summer enjoying my ten different flowers
(I have also photographed my hummers this summer enjoying the nectar of Monarda 'Scarlet' and Lofos 'Compact Rose') pictures were in my previous posts.
Thanks a million!
BeeBalm



Aug 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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KCollett wrote:
You have done well in photographing hummers this summer. You sure obtained some terrific results, as seen from the images in this set. Very nice work BB.


I am so grateful you like them Ken and for your kind comment
Thank you!
BeeBalm



Aug 25, 2014 at 08:35 PM
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I love hummers! These are beautiful.


Aug 25, 2014 at 08:36 PM
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