Do you need some spring?

2 Mar

pink flowers

Here you go! Enjoy! Oh, and look who was lurking in the flowers?

pink flowers with hummingbird

Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)
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18 Responses to “Do you need some spring?”

  1. Pam 2 March, 2008 at 5:26 am #

    Oh my, YES I do!!! Thank you Liza!! Yay for spring!

  2. Liza Lee Miller 2 March, 2008 at 7:19 am #

    You’re so welcome, Pam! Isn’t that Quince beautiful? I am definitely planting some in my yard! So, so, so lovely and it was teeming with hummingbirds!

  3. robin andrea 2 March, 2008 at 7:55 am #

    Yes! When we left Santa Cruz, so many things were already blooming. We’ve come home to winter, but there are leaf buds on everything, and the crocus is blooming. Ah spring, beautiful pics.

  4. Trixie 2 March, 2008 at 10:04 am #

    Oh, gorgeous! What a treat! Thank you, thank you. I am so tempted to just hop on the next flight and wander around the central coast now. Dang!

  5. Bobbie 2 March, 2008 at 10:38 am #

    What a gorgeous picture! Thank you!

    I also love your “stupid” quizes on Fridays. I’m even earlier than you – 6:49am. The quizes are fun.

  6. Wende 2 March, 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    Ooh… crab apples?? 😀 So pretty. I love that coral pink color.

  7. Beth 2 March, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    Thank you! I needed that.

  8. Liza Lee Miller 2 March, 2008 at 4:45 pm #

    Flowering quince. Evidently, it’s easy to root and I’m going to try to root some and a truly lovely local rose that climbs and blooms prolifically! Glad you all enjoyed it. Trixie — you are welcome to return to the Motherland anytime you want! 🙂

    Something about gorgeous spring flowers — even draws lurkers out to comment. Welcome one and all!

  9. mary 2 March, 2008 at 5:07 pm #

    Awww. The migration map says the Ruby-Throateds will be be March 21st. I’ve have my feeders up by the 15th!!! I felt spring today but we are far behind you!

  10. Liza Lee Miller 2 March, 2008 at 5:09 pm #

    Don’t forget, Mary! I have hummers year ’round. The Anna’s stay here all the time and the Allens/Rofous Hummers migrate through and get here around mid-February. So, I have year round Hummers.

  11. Trixie 2 March, 2008 at 5:38 pm #

    Ohhh…I had an Allen’s nest in a hanging begonia outside my window when I lived on Beachview. That was such a nice spring. Ahhh….

    And maybe you should try a Cecil Bruener rose, they do really well around there. The smell has some spice in it.

  12. Rick 2 March, 2008 at 6:03 pm #

    very cool picture was it an accident or on purpose?

  13. mon@rch 2 March, 2008 at 6:18 pm #

    I probably needed that hummingbird more than the flowers! Thanks and I can’t wait for my hummingbirds to return!

  14. Susan Gets Native 2 March, 2008 at 7:53 pm #

    You show-off.

    🙂

  15. Liza Lee Miller 2 March, 2008 at 9:32 pm #

    Trixie – I’ll look at the Cecil Bruener rose — sounds interesting.

    Rick, the picture was on purpose and I had missed about a dozen shots where the hummer was absolutely posing for me but I couldn’t find it while I was zoomed in.

    Susan, yup — that’s me, just showing off. Ha-ha-ha my climate’s better than yours! My climate’s better than yours! My climate’s better cuz we get hummingbirds in winter (sing that part really fast). My climate’s better than yours!

    Glad everyone liked the shot of springtime!

  16. jayne 3 March, 2008 at 3:28 am #

    Oh, I am sooooo jealous! Can’t wait to see the Ruby-throats back for the season. Closing my eyes and sighing….

  17. Wende 3 March, 2008 at 9:07 pm #

    Oooh, even more exotic. I wonder if it would grow here? I love that color, I truly do. Our hummingbirds have not returned yet… it’s still a bit too cold for them, I think.

    But it does remind me, I got buzzed last year when I left the Halloween lights up too long. Apparently, this poor hummingbird thought they were feeders and was none-too-pleased with me upon discovering the mistake. My bad, bird. 😀 ~W

  18. Laura 7 March, 2008 at 8:55 pm #

    Is that quince? Gorgeous hummer!

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