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dappled light water

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wetland birds

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birds kitchenware

Spring means birds: their beauty, the sounds they make, and the natural optimism effect that they bring with them.

A little collage of bird-inspired things from my kitchen.

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navel orange closeup

Added a fun touch to the tree: two feathered creatures from the crafts store.

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hummingbird flowers collage

  • The hummingbird is native to the Americas, and the hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
  • Every time I see a hummingbird, especially one that is feeding on the nectar of a flower, it is truly an enchanting moment for me.

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green parrots flowers california

Colors illuminate our world.

And spring bring its own special set of hues. And even through May’s temperamental days – some days aglow with the brightest sunlight, some days cloudy grey as though awashed with indecision – one is entertained by glimpses of the colors.

For me, the best ones are the purple blooms of the jacaranda trees and the green parrots that make a bigger appearance in Southern California at this time of the year.

Their squawking signals their presence. I rush out of the back door following the direction of the sounds. Vibrant green with dashes of red and yellow. Seeing them is a gift of constant amazement.

They fly in groups and in pairs, heralding another spring; another time to view their green against the sky.

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birds water

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spring mood board

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ducks park

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plants for hummingbirds

I’m always looking for plants and flowers that will keep the hummingbirds coming to the garden.

I found this succulent plant, Aloe Blue Elf, which is said to be a hummingbird’s favorite.

It’s an easy-care plant. It will bloom with small orange-red flowers on tall spikes. And I have been fortunate to see hummingbirds hovering around them, as well as butterflies, too.

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