Trust~

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is an honor,
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that is earned,
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and easily broken.

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The Holler Hummers have learned to trust,
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and will feed readily from hand.
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My husband and son volunteer occasionally for photos,
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as you can see in this photo, but mostly I do it myself, which is really quite comically difficult.
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I hold the camera with my right hand and the feeder with my left!
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But the experience of concentrating, vibrating, hummingbirds feeding from your fingers, so close to your face and eyes, is so simply phenomonal, that’s it’s worth is above words.

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It is amazing what we will do, and receive back, for unselfish love.

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Cheers to you from The Holler Hummers~

326 thoughts on “Trust~

  1. Wonderful photos…the hummers definitely recognize, and learn to trust people at times! I’ve had the ones around my home buzz near my head when I change feeders – sometimes, they will alight on it before I hang it up – and I never have my camera handy when they do, LOL
    🙂

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  2. Last year we had a lot of hummingbirds visiting our garden. We would sit out there and they would fly so close to our heads that their hum was more like an outboard motor. Just amazing birds! Love your photos.

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  3. Hummingbirds are fascinating to watch and they are not really all that timid. The will hover right next to me as I work in my garden. I think perhaps, they are thinking I should get out of the way so they can get their nectar.

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  4. Reblogged this on SUSANNE LEIST and commented:
    Trust~
    Jul
    14
    DSC09255
    is an honor,
    DSC09317

    that is earned,
    DSC09339
    and easily broken.

    DSC09320
    The Holler Hummers have learned to trust,
    DSC09229

    and will feed readily from hand.
    DSC09287
    My husband and son volunteer occasionally for photos,
    DSC09005
    as you can see in this photo, but mostly I do it myself, which is really quite comically difficult.
    DSC09328
    I hold the camera with my right hand and the feeder with my left!
    DSC09332
    But the experience of concentrating, vibrating, hummingbirds feeding from your fingers, so close to your face and eyes, is so simply phenomonal, that’s it’s worth is above words.

    DSC09384
    It is amazing what we will do, and receive back, for unselfish love.

    DSC08869
    Cheers to you from The Holler Hummers~

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  5. Beautiful, stunning photos of these flying jewels! We have many more hummers here this year. Sometimes they hover in front of the windows, inspecting the cats from the safety of the screen between them.

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  6. Cindy, I have tears in my eyes. I understand what that level of trust involves, and when it does happen, the honor is all ours. I am speechless, yet not surprised at your ability to communicate with these precious birds. Your angelic presence speaks for itself and so Nature, not so much man, knows.

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  7. The experience of concentrating, vibrating, hummingbirds feeding from your fingers, so close to your face and eyes, is not only above words, it shows how man and animal can be able to trust each other and live in union with each other, when they feel that magic vibration of mutual respect, being creatures of the same Divine Creator.

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  8. Our birds are a little more wild and less trusting. The other day, I walked over to the goat field to toss some vegetable scraps over the fence. I found a bluebird fledgeling pitched on the gate looking at me, somewhat bewildered on it’s first flight out from the next. Within seconds, the parents were flying directly at my head…. sort of like in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, “The Birds”. I decided that the goats could wait a while…
    Oscar

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    • Laughing, yes we are getting quite a few confused fledglings too, including one that was tossed too early from the nest by the wind. He became pretty tame and his parents cared for him, until he finally flew off to our significant relief!

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  9. such magical moments so wonderfully captured, Cindy! our Anna’s and Rufous hummers will not consent to be handfed, but we do make the backyard a “self serve” area with lots of hummingbird-friendly flowers and nectar feeders! 😉

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  11. Wow. I was thinking about doing a followup in the next newsletter to our Hummingbird article. THIS will be the followup. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Did I ever add you to the distribution list for our GreenFriends newsletter? If not, do you want to receive it?

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    • Just one word. THANKYOU!! WP put your, and a bunch of other bloggers comments in spam. I heard this happened to another blogger, so I went to check my spam, and there was your comment. I am so sorry I missed it and thank you for your thoughtfulness!

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  12. This is such a beautiful, heartwarming post!! Amazing how you did it yourself…and with the camera too! I love how you said you could feel their vibrations. What a wonderful experience. ❤️

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