Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Hello & Happy Thankful Thursday!

I am sharing some flowers and birds from my yard. Summer is going so quickly, we are even seeing some fall colors on a little bit of leaves around the neighborhood. 

A Ruby-throated Humminbgbird outside my dining room window. Ignore white curtain on the left. 



"A life without dreams is like a garden without flowers."


Love the hummers, I've been watching a family of 6 at the my flowers and feeders.


Buddleia, a surprise butterfly bush not far from our little pond.


Salvia and purple Bee Balm on the deck, attracts the hummers and butterflies. The bees like these flowers too.


"Every flower is  a soul, blossoming in nature."

On the other side is a pretty Lantana growing.


Blue sky day with an Eastern Kingbird.





I am thankful to see a family of Hummingbird in my yard, their nest must be close by.   

I am thankful my hubby has a green thumb.


I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 




Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

52 comments:

  1. Your garden looks delightful indeed, Eileen.

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  2. PARABÉNS! São maravilhosas as fotos e momentos tão bem trazidos aqui! Lindo dia! bjs, chica

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  3. wow beautiful garden. Loved the Humminbgbird . Awesome clicks.

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  4. Eileen, WE do have so much to be thankful for (although I would be more thankful if the Pres did all the yard work...LOL!)...:)JP

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  5. Lovely capture on the activities of nature from you yard! Liked those pretty bright colors of bloom and humming around

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  6. ...where has this summer gone? Enjoy your day.

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  7. Your yard is a lovely sight! Reminded me of Grandmother's salvia. It is fun to see the tiny hummingbirds!

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  8. your garden is absolutely beautiful..

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  9. I need to replace my lantana. I don't do a good job cutting in back in the fall, and it tends to get gangly and die.

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  10. Your garden is looking lovely Eileen. SO different from your winter views! It always amazes me the huge difference between summer and winter in your part of the world. Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you again for visiting my blog this week.

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  11. My hummers also bring me great joy. I only have a feeder that I can watch from a couple of spots...and on the other side of my apt. there are Four-o'clocks which they may be attracted to. I can only see those flowers as I go in and out through my front door, so I don't have a place to observe them.

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  12. Beautiful flowers . .
    Lush Bee Balm . . . wow!
    A family of six . . . do they fly in together!?

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  13. How wonderful, Eileen, to have Hummingbirds coming to your home! I have only seem these lovely birds in captivity (e.g. the zoo). But we do get the occasional Hummingbird Hawkmoth, which are sometimes mistaken for the bird! Thank you for your kind comments on my Scottish holiday trip!

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  14. Love the hummers and your garden is so lovely, Eileen!

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  15. Love to see the Hummingbirds!
    Beautiful flowers! You should link this post to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens
    Have a wonderful day!

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  16. Such of riot of color in your garden. The hummers seem to appreciate it too!

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  17. Your humming birds are so pretty and delicate and your garden is a delight for all winged creatures. Have a good weekend.

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  18. I had my annual hummer visit two days ago. I see a hummer just once a year...weird.

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  19. I love the Hummingbird, so small and flying machine, have a great time Eileen.

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  20. Your yard looks like a bit of a sanctuary, especially for humming birds. They are coming around here, too, so I need to get my feeder up, too.

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  21. What a lovely garden you have Eileen. I can see your husband has a green thumb and your photos are outstanding. Happy Thursday to you :)

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  22. I love all the flowers and birds you have. Must be so entertaining all the time.

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  23. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful flowers and hummingbird! I would love to have a hummingbird in my garden. Lovely photos!

    Happy Thursday!

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  24. Your garden still looks summery and colourful Eileen. We too have a buddleia, but unfortunately there are very few butterflies just yet. No hummers either! We should be so lucky.

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  25. A marvelous garden, it's full of beauty. You got a perfect shot of the hummer in action. very nice indeed.
    Have a wonderful day, Eileen.

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  26. Delightful images. Yes it is August and the gardens are beginning to look a bit well done. I made the first apple pie from the first of the picked apples----Fall is in the air
    MB

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  27. Yes summer is flying by isn't it!
    Your garden looks beautiful, a lovely lot of colour in it.
    Fabulous shots of the hummingbird.

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

    All the best Jan

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  28. I'm so impressed with your hummingbird. I occasionally see them in my garden fliting faster than a speeding bullet. Beautiful garden.

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  29. I am sure it is hard work to hover and eat or drink nectar at the same time, they are amazing birds. Your garden flowers are really beautiful.

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  30. What wonderful hummingbird views and gorgeous flowers!

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  31. Oh my! He DOES have a green thumb! What gorgeous flowers and it's nice to have blooms that attract hummers and butterflies! Enjoy your afternoon!

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  32. Your garden is gorgeous -- and fabulous shot of the hums. I've never been able to get one well.

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  33. Love the flowers, I for one am thankful it is Thursday!

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  34. Hummingbirds are incredible!
    Have a nice weekend Eileen and thanks for sharing.

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  35. You have a good collection of flowers to attract those little birds.

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  36. Your flowers look so happy and healthy. I will admit that I am looking forward to fall! Thanks for linking up today.

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  37. How wonderful to have hummingbirds right outside your window! I know how hard it is to capture them with a camera, so great job!

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  38. I can NEVER capture the hummers as well as these!!

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  39. Thank you for your kinds words about the loss of my dog, Eileen. Love your hummingbirds!

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  40. I love the Hummers as well..They are here daily but I haven't been able to get a picture because of my blinds..When I went to bed last night, I raised the blinds knowing I would probably see one in the morning..Got it!! You will see it when I come back from my hiatus..Enjoy your weekend..

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  41. OH MY but the photo of the hummingbird is just amazing! Took my breath away! Have a grand weekend and thank you!

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  42. I love that hummingbird. Have a great weekend!

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  43. Lots of beautiful color in your garden. Love those hummer shots!! Enjoy your weekend.

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  44. Wonderful hummingbird photos, Eileen! I always enjoy their visits. One looked into my kitchen window today!

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  45. That latana is amazing! Is it in a planter? I have some in one, but it's not nearly that large. I'm afraid, with the drought, I overwatered a begonia, and underwatered a petunia. I'm about to give them up! So defeated. too much pressure. sigh.

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  46. I find it interesting that the things that we are most thankful for are the little things. I always love your images and seeing the visitors you have in your part of the world.

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