Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Hummers" and "Dangerous Surrender"





I love to watch the hummingbirds at my bird feeders.



They are so aggressive in protecting "their" feeder,
wanting to keep all the nectar to themselves.




This little Ruby Throated Hummingbird found his favorite perch
 to use in keeping a look-out on the feeder he claimed as his own.



These hummingbirds make me think of a book I am reading
 called "Dangerous Surrender" by Kay Warren.
In this book she speaks of being just a
"white suburban mom with a minivan",
who was busy raising her family and serving in her church.
She states that she was totally unaware of the AIDS crisis
until one day when she read this phrase in a magazine:
"Twelve million children orphaned due to AIDS in Africa."

What does that have to do with hummingbirds at their feeders?
I think too often I'm like that little hummingbird
who tries to hoard all the sweet nectar for himself.
Reading this book makes me wonder what else I should be doing...




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16 comments:

Anni said...

Beautiful hummingbird images!!!

And I love to read.


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Andy David said...

Dear Easter,
The pictures remind me that without water, there is NO life. Thank you for sharing those lovely photos.

Riet said...

I love those little hummingbirds have a nice day

Tina´s PicStory said...

the birds are so cute! :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures of this beautiful hummingbird. Very good catches. Exquisite colors. Greetings.

Debra said...

Beautiful photos / I love hummingbirds when they come to visit my flowers but I doubt I could catch them on camera the way that you do!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful pictures! The book you are reading sounds wonderful too.

Theresa said...

They're sweet! Wonderful photos! I've yet to see any in South Florida :(

anitamombanita said...

My hubs had on a brightly colored tie-dye the other day and a humming bird kept following him around. It must have thought he was just some big colorful flower. So funny!

Kerri @OhMann! said...

I am reading that book, too!

*Visiting from Mrs, Jenny's!

Sue said...

I love hummingbirds, and I love the analogy that occurred to you as well.

We all need to make sure that we are not too busy gathering in to give back.

=)

Cheryl D. said...

Very nice post. If we all did a bit more to make the world a better place, just think how amazing the world can be!

Jenny said...

I loved Sue's comment here.

This was a wonderful post! And your hummingbird pictures were just amazing.

Thank you for linking.

A+

PS. I left a comment on your 'My Health' post and I hope it showed up. There was a weird message after I posted it.

Mumsy said...

I would love to see hummingbirds in my yard, but haven't got around to put up a feeder for them yet..So I love your photos!

Debra said...

This is about the 4th post ( PLUS Internet article ) that I have read about hummingbirds in a week! :)

you have some wonderful photos!

I have them around visiting my flowers here and there and had one hovering close by me for a minute over the weekend while I was sitting outside...but that made me think that I should have a feeder...and now here is your post substantiating that!

Splendid Little Stars said...

hmmm....very thought provoking.