A Bed Of Roses

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As I have posted in the past, Mr. M and I feel as though we are simply tenants of a property possessed by a family of hummingbirds. They are truly fearless! Recently, we noticed a lot of hummingbird activity in the area where we have our standard roses planted. The trees line a sidewalk that leads to our front door. The walk runs parallel to the deck in front of our house.

Here’s a photo of where we park our car with the roses next to it:

Here is the proximity of our rose “trees” to our usual parking spot

Recently when we walked down the sidewalk to go retrieve our mail, a hummer flew out of this rose tree:

Notice how close the rose grows to our parking spot. We back it out for passengers to get in.

This prompted a closer look and here is what we discovered right in the center of the rose tree:

A surprise right in the center!

Now it has been a couple of weeks and here is a shot of the two healthy babies. No wonder they think they own to place! Generation after generation are hatched and remain to live here.

No room for Mama!

They won’t be in the nest much longer but have been fun to watch from close up! The hummers are so brave we can even cut roses from the bush without causing any problems.

7 thoughts on “A Bed Of Roses

    itsjusttoni said:
    April 4, 2011 at 11:28 am

    nice lady,

    a nature admirer


    Bobby said:
    April 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Toni,

    I enjoyed your photos. Nice yard landscaping.


      itsjusttoni said:
      April 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm



    byefamily@yahoo.com said:
    April 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Yes, they are amazing and really don’t seem to be much afraid of people. We also have several that like my roses and another flower that grows next to them. Great story.


    Cristina said:
    April 5, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Very brief update, but beautiful pictures 🙂


    Tito said:
    July 29, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I’m actually impressed seeing pictures of a full nest. Most people never even see a hummingbird land, much less, have a full nest.


      itsjusttoni said:
      July 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks for reminding me of that. I am so used to them, I forget how unusual it is to be able to observe them so closely.


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