Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Pets!!

Well, they're not really mine, but I feed them & they fuss at me when the food gets low (akin to Dakota). I have some crazy little hummingbirds that have decided that my feeders are the best thing since..well, since a readily available food source. (I don't think that made any sense.)

This feeder is right outside my front door, so I was able to get some photos of the little fellows. Look, I cleaned my window. The little blue spot to the left is the other feeder (IMO one of the best feeders I've ever had) so it's always entertaining to watch the 2 or 3 hummers fighting over the feeders. It's all fine, until I walk outside, then it's ducking & diving with safety glasses at the ready.

I got a shot of a couple of them vying for this feeder:

Well, that didn't bode well for one, but he's still hanging in there, waiting............

I'm working on another piece for a friends Mother. I've already taken it apart once. I had it completed, but it didn't look good to me; I liked the design, but not my workmanship. Oh well, this piece started off giving me trouble, so I should have known to just re-do before I completed the pendant. It's a really cool stone called least that's what the stone guy told me. Maybe tomorrow.
Y'all be good!!

PS. In case you didn't know, I thought I'd post a "recipe" for the hummingbird food. It's cheaper & better for the little ones than the bought food with the coloring added.

4 Cups water
1 Cup sugar
Heat water & sugar over the stove until the sugar has desolved (it doesn't have to boil). Let cool & store in the fridge. I think I have 2-3 hummingbirds, but I go through about a recipe a week.
They're very thirsty.