Saturday, July 31, 2021

Humming right along!

 
We enjoyed some time in the mountains of North Carolina and took a few hikes while we were there too.


The first place we headed was Fletcher Park!


It never disappoints!


We watched this hummingbird while we enjoyed the flowers and art work in this part of the park.


It hovered right in front of our eyes!


I'm not sure what these red flowers were but the hummers loved them!


Our hike was a little stalled while we marveled at these tiny birds.


And around our condo there were lots of flowers planted to attract hummingbirds and hummingbird moths.


It was neat to see these moths every time we walked around outside.


Just one more! lol


It's fun to see different birds and flowers when you travel.


But back at Fletcher Park, I'll get a few photos of the Jeep with mountains in the background. This is Bernie Mt.

Oh and one more moth, a Skipper!


We had a good time but it's also nice to be back in Florida!

 (even though it's too HOT to hike!)

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’. 


37 comments:

Sandy said...

Beautiful pictures of the hummingbirds. Yes, it is too hot right now to hike. I just swept the back deck yesterday and was drenched.

Vee said...

There's no place like home, but I thought that both places were home. 🙂

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Just beautiful!!

Lea said...

Great photos!
Have a blessed day!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Beautiful captures of the hummingbird.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Diane

It is great to see you back from your mountain break. It is a fantastic place to getaway, the views of the mountains are lovely. Pretty flowers and I love the Hummingbird photos. Great captures of the Hummingbird Moth and the Skipper. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the comment on my blog.

Tom said...

...keep humming, strumming and drumming and sing now and then.

Phil Slade said...

Those red flowers certainly do the trick in attracting the hummers. Good to see the Jeep again Diane. Look after it.

MadSnapper said...

Gorgeous red flowers and I have never seen a hummingbird and those are just absolutely beautiful! And I've never seen a mop that looks like that one he kind of looks like a crawfish! Your car is looking beautiful haha.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Gorgeous photos! The shot with the tail full out is fantastic.

Olde Dame Holly Rose said...

I think the red flowers are crocosmia. Surprisingly, they grow here in the desert (with water). What beautiful critters. Those hummingbird moths are huge! Such ugly big caterpillars, but such wonderful moths. Your red Jeep looks great in any setting!

Yvonne said...

Wonderful photos of your trip.

italiafinlandia said...

Fantastic captures!

RedPat said...

Your pics of the Hummingbird are great! What unusual moths those are.

Debbie said...

awesome captures of the hummingbirds, they have been very busy at my feeders. seeing them close up is wonderful as then you are able to hear them. i have not seen any hummingbird moths this year, but i have not been outside much. i usually see them on my butterfly bush!!

enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Ann said...

Beautiful photos. That hummingbird moth is pretty fascinating.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh yes it is so nice and alot of fun for the most part to see new things and to travel--but always nice to get back home too--
love love hummingbirds--so thanks for the photos and those flowers are so bright and cheerful too--
glad you made it back home safely--
luv, di

Teresa said...

Preciosos esos colibríes, tanto las mariposas, como los pájaros. Besos.

Lowcarb team member said...

It's nice to go away but it's also nice to be back home.

I do like your photographs of the hummingbird, those red flowers are lovely and your jeep looks good too :)

It will soon be August! Have a happy new month.

All the best Jan

Linda said...

Great moth photos! I love your mountain header photo.

Irma said...

You made beautiful pictures during your trip of the hummingbird ant the hummingbird butterfly.
Greetings Irma

Anni said...

That moth is aptly named. Pretty area if the country to visit...love the hummers.
Thanks so much for taking time to share your birds with us at IRBB this weekend.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Any day spent with hummingbirds is a great day, and the Hummingbird-hawk Moth was the icing on the proverbial cake. I always think the moths look like flying lobsters!

Edna B said...

Beautiful photos! How awesome that the hummingbird sort of posed for you. They are such beautiful little birds. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the flowers and honey-seeking hummingbirds and moths - which look very different from the moths I have seen! And your Jeep is outstanding in red. Have a great week

John's Island said...

Hi Lavender Dreamer - Nice to see you back! Hope you had a great break. Sure enjoyed your photos in this post. You won't be surprised, my favorites are the ones with the hummers! Thank you for sharing your blog and for your kind comment on mine! Have a great week ahead! John

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

It's a beautiful place, fantastic photos, specially the hummingbird. I wonder if the red flower is a type of fuchsia. We have a California fuchsia in our garden and the hummingbirds love that too.

-Soma

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love seeing the hummingbirds; we finally saw them here for the first time this summer this past week. I saw two today!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

A nice place to escape to - so pretty! The hummingbird moth is amazing. I've only seen one and that was in N.H. I don't think they have them here in WA state. I'll bet the Jeep is fun to travel in! x K

NatureFootstep said...

hi, you certainly had a great day. Just to see a humming bird is wonderful. This kind of moths are quite cool. We have some similar to this but they are quite hard to find.
Beautiful post!

Nancy Chan said...

Great captures of the hummingbirds, flowers and moth. Weather is hot here too. It is too hot to be out of the house.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Amazing photos of the hummers and moths...and beautiful flowers!! So glad you captured them for us to enjoy as well!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, what a wonderful sight to see the Hummingbird! Those red flowers are beautiful. This little bird is always in flight, so it's nice that you
got a few pictures of him in flight. They flutter about so quickly. The last photo is so pretty.

I hope the August days bring you much goodness, Diane.

~Sheri

Jeannie said...

You got a great deal when you bought that red jeep. I have never seen one that doesn't ever have a spot of dirt. That must have been some special paint they used. Wonder if I could get some of that paint and use it on my kitchen floor?

Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Lovely to have spent some time, in mountains.

I don't think I could happily live, in very flat countryside. -smile- Being as where I was born and bred.

My Tata's Cottage said...

Such beautiful phoots! Glad you had a good trip. It is crazy with the weather. My friend in Boise said it was in the triple digits, a rareity there. My baby girl in Western NY is barely hitting ther 70's and they have had rain rain and rain. We had three days of rain and then poof but at least the temps are not as hot as they had been. It is so good to see you here.

Kim said...

Aren't those hummingbird moths cool? Look at that beautiful mountain in the distance! Great shots, Diane!