Flora and Fauna closer to home

I was looking out the kitchen window at the hummingbird feeder and saw a hummingbird, hanging upside down on it from one of the perches, perfectly still.

“My, God, I’ve finally killed one with my homemade sugar syrup!” was my first thought.  Second thought was that the mixture had been out there too long and was contaminated.  I hollered at Bob to come look and I got my camera.  Bob saw it and I got close for a nice photograph.

Before I could snap the picture, the little fucker let loose and flew away.  I think he was drunk.  Really.

The little alkies all love the mixture most if it’s been out long enough to ferment.  They don’t touch it on the first two days in the summer after I refill it.  If it’s cooler out, they wait even longer.

Anyway, I guess I’m glad it wasn’t dead but I wish I could have snapped that picture.  Who ever heard of a hummingbird hanging upside down on a feeder?

Second fauna of note:

We finally got Goob a new swimming pool.  I feel like a bad parent for waiting so long.

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He jumps in about every 10 minutes or so and scrapes up the water.  He acts like he’s possessed most of the time.

Lewi’s getting out of the way here so he doesn’t get wet.

5 thoughts on “Flora and Fauna closer to home

  1. I read recently that dogs cool off from the bottom up, so Goob is probably splashing to cool off. I think it’s a tad warmer where you are than around here. Actually, according to your weather thingy, it’s warmer at 1:15 AM there than it was all day here.

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  2. i should get Mr. P a pool…. he’d drive me batty, though.

    have hummingbirds poking at the hibiscus on my deck in the morning/evening. i should get ’em drunk… that’s just big fun!

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  3. Cool! Their wings go so fast they make sort of a buzzing noise when they zip by. That time warp thing was cool, you certainly can’t see that when you’re looking at a hummer.

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