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Old 08-11-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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Roger reports seeing a hummingbird at one of the flowers this morning! Now I have reason to get up earlier!

I have plant, one, with long tubular red flowers which got the hummer's attention. Next yr I'll get more of those! Can I make hummingbird nests for the balcony {don't tell on me}

Maybe hummingbirds can cure depression.................
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Great news, Sage!

A balcony garden still benefits and attracts wildlife--don't anyone let lack of space prevent them from trying.

Depression sucks. I'm sure the hummingbird helps. <sending a bluebird of happiness your way>


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Roger reports seeing a hummingbird at one of the flowers this morning! Now I have reason to get up earlier!

I have plant, one, with long tubular red flowers which got the hummer's attention. Next yr I'll get more of those! Can I make hummingbird nests for the balcony {don't tell on me}

Maybe hummingbirds can cure depression.................
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:07 AM   #3
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I remember when my birdwatcher father-in-law came to visit us in Santa Barbara. His home birding base was Marquette, MI. The poor man was so bored in California until he discovered the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens. He found a little hummingbird building a nest. Soon there were eggs. He went back every morning to check until the eggs were hatched and the hummingbird fledglings were on their way. We were all invited to comed see the spectacal and hear all about what had happened each day.


This is a man who thought the traffic on the California freeways was too fast, so he just drove slower! The hummingbird babies kept him off the free ways and delighted to watch the eggs to baby bird progress.
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This is a man who thought the traffic on the California freeways was too fast, so he just drove slower!
My kinda guy. Give me back roads any day.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:59 AM   #5
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If it wasn't for those baby hummingbirds, I would have had one grumpy old man on my hands!
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #6
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Sage, hummingbirds are exciting news. The hummingbird's movements and small size are enchanting.
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:02 PM   #7
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Congratulations Sage Take care of yourself.
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:49 PM   #8
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Thanks for all your kind thoughts

I've been out there for the past hour but the little hummer didn't pay me a visit. Maybe later. I cleared out dead plant debris so maybe more stuff in the pots could grow better. The trumpet vine is a mass of tangled vines but no buds or flowers.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:35 PM   #9
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hummingbirds in my garden may not cure my depression (and honey I know) but they sure do brighten any day good for you! YAY!!!

I find scarlet runner beans not only bring in the hummers like crazy but they also are wonderful to eat!
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:09 PM   #10
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Sage,
I think that seeing anything special helps with depression. I hope that you get to see the hummingbird and millions more just like it if that will help you feel better. Just remember, even from the deepest hole, if you look up, you will see blue sky.
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