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Humming bird now with photos (not my photos)

Monday, July 29, 2013

At hubby's rehab we took a walk around the building. We saw a humming bird gathering food from jewel weed plants. Inside afterwards, I mentioned that to a couple of staff. One took out her camera ans showed us a hummingbird nest! It was lined in deer fur (hair?) . Imagine how small the eggs would have been!

We also saw elderberries. I said oh the "elder' berries grow next to the old folks home. Tee hee! as a kid we had these berries and I never thought twice about the name! emoticon

On the way out, I gave Vitalicious chocolate muffin tops to a few staff. Very healthy and (almost) low calorie.

So visiting his rehab isn't so bad. I go almost daily.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRAMMACATHY 8/7/2013 4:54PM

    Great memories came back to me because of your blog. I was about 10 when I found a hummingbird nest in our abandoned chicken coop. It was great fun watching the progress. Fast forward, I too loved going to Assisted Living to visit my mom. I knew she was getting the care she needed that I could not provide.

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 8/7/2013 11:25AM

    I have Hummingbirds here & when I wear something bright they will fly right up to me hoping I'm a big juicy flower! lol emoticon
What a nice visit!

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LOSER05 8/7/2013 10:27AM


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DS9KIE 8/3/2013 8:37AM


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MARITIMER3 7/31/2013 1:20PM

    Glad that your DH is doing well and that you are able to visit most days. The hummingbird eggs must be very tiny indeed.
Gail emoticon

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MCJULIEO 7/31/2013 10:54AM

    You are spreading SUNSHINE.... Way to go!

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CVRONEK 7/31/2013 7:32AM

    Love your blog and sunny attitude.

It is so important, as is going to the rehab almost every day. Not only does it mean so much to the loved ones, but many rehabs need to be kept on their toes.

I was a caregiver for a dear friend and not only brought sunshine, but a watchful eye on the staff.

Love your observations of nature. and your husband is so fortunate to have such a jewel, in you.

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INFLATED 7/31/2013 12:05AM

    I think it is wonderful when we notice the things around us like you wrote about. I liked your descriptions of them.

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MAW_OH 7/30/2013 11:01PM

    I love hummingbirds! They buzz like bees and are so beautiful! I have been trying to get a feeder to stay on my deck, but keep having bad luck with cheapness... maybe the next one I try will actually work without falling apart!

I'm so glad your husband is progressing!

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FROSTY99 7/30/2013 4:01PM

    We had not seem hummingbirds in 2-3 years and suddenly this summer they have arrived again and we are enjoying them again.

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DIETER27 7/30/2013 2:43PM

  Good positive attitude . Hummingbirds are so neat to watch.

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FRAN0426 7/30/2013 2:15PM

    We were on vacation in May and visited a national park in Arizona where we saw a marvelous film on humming birds --excellant film. Followed that up by actually watching a lot of hummingbirds eating at the feeders--but they couldn't see us---fasinating.

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DANLIN60 7/30/2013 11:29AM

    Humming birds are such beautiful and dainty creatures, I love to watch them.Never knew they used deer fur for their nest, how interesting.

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ALIHIKES 7/30/2013 11:19AM

    Love the hummingbirds! And it is great that you are able to visit DH so frequently and that you have good relations with the staff emoticon

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GRNDMOM43 7/30/2013 10:51AM


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ROCKLAND2010 7/30/2013 9:42AM

    You have a wonderful positive attitude, enjoying all the little moments!

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WENDYW596 7/30/2013 9:37AM

    Thanks for reminding us the little things all around us that we can overlook. emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 7/30/2013 9:01AM

    Good for you!

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GAYLLYNNE 7/30/2013 8:14AM

    LOL - great to see you finding things to make you smile!

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BARB4HEALTH 7/30/2013 7:50AM

    Finding pleasure in all we do, this is a treasure, 'tis so true! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 7/30/2013 7:18AM

    hummingbirds are a marvel to me

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DWSCHUYLER 7/30/2013 4:22AM

    Good positive attitude and finding the joy! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 7/30/2013 12:34AM

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ARTJAC 7/30/2013 12:25AM


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2HAMSDIET 7/29/2013 11:27PM


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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/29/2013 11:12PM

    I think having him in rehab is good for both of you. He has the constant care he needs from a variety of people, instead of having you do everything. You get to have some time to focus on you and the things you need to do at home. All while you get to visit him every day and enjoy each other's company.

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DSBRIDE 7/29/2013 9:52PM

    Making the best of things when a loved one is involved is so important. Your positive attitude will get you both thru this as painless as possible. Your husband is lucky to have such a caring wife!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/29/2013 9:49PM


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DJ4HEALTH 7/29/2013 9:36PM

    They are so neat to watch and they move so fast!!

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WALLAHALLA 7/29/2013 9:33PM

    way to accentuate the positive

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