Saturday, January 7, 2017


A  L  O  H  A !
"A flash of harmless lightning, 
A mist of rainbow dyes, 
The burnished sunbeams 
From flower to flower 
he flies."
                             John B. Tabb

"A buoyant, large-headed duck 
that abruptly vanishes and 
resurfaces as it feeds, the 
tiny Bufflehead spends winters 
bobbing in bays, estuaries,"
                              All About Birds 

"In the sweetness of friendship 
let there be laughter, 
and sharing of pleasures. 
For in the dew of little things 
the heart finds its morning 
and is refreshed." 
           Khalil Gibran

"Across the downs a hummingbird 
Came dipping through the bowers, 
He pivoted on emptiness 
To scrutinize the flowers."
              Nathalia Crane

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Thank You
              Fondly, cloudia


biebkriebels said...

So cute that hummingbird.

Charlene N.K. said...

Lovely hummingbird! And the quotes about it are equally beautiful.

Cloudia said...

Thank You Ladies <3

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What pretty birds, especially that tiny hummer! Enjoy your weekend sweet lady! Hugs, Diane

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I love the sweet hummers. The Bufflehead Ducks are beautiful too. Great post and quotes. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They are the sweetest, sometimes oddest, little creatures 😊😊

Karen S. said...

I am so lucky when humming birds check out my flowers, they are always a special joy to be around.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Hummingbirds reliably brighten any garden or picture.

Teresa said...

Great bird shots! I like the hummingbird, of course, but those bufflehead ducks are amazing! Thanks for brightening my day.

William Kendall said...

Hummers are so pretty- and quite territorial!

GreenComotion said...

These birds are so adorable.
Lovely snaps, Cloudia.
Please do visit me when you can - thanks.
Peace :)

Charles Gramlich said...

And the Hummingbird carries a spear on his nose

Elephant's Child said...

Hummingbirds fill me with awe. And I do love ducks. Thank you.

Mike said...

I've never been able to attract very many hummingbirds. But my sister who lives about 10 miles from me has them all the time.

RedPat said...

What a sweet wee hummingbird!

Small City Scenes said...

We love the Hummers here. We even have them feeding during winter. Brrr!
Interesting waterbird the Bufflehead. We have them occasionally at our pond.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends! I really enjoyed reading them 🎈

Martin Kloess said...

I didn't know hummingbirds hung out with ducks.
(just having some fun)

Duckbutt said...

Lovely hummingbirds.

How about some Dixie Hummingbirds?:

Grand Crapaud said...

You took a great picture of the hummingbird!

Cloudia said...

Lol! LOVE it!