I was getting ready to share a Christmas card that I made using the Detailed Santa Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up!'s 2016 Holiday Catalog, when I looked out my window and saw this.
This is the view from my desk as I write this post. This little guy comes to visit me all day long! It is quite difficult to get much done because I am always captivated by him! He has definitely claimed this feeder as his own, and guards it faithfully all day. Whenever another hummingbird comes in, he diligently chases it away.
I have started the "Hummingbird Wars" in my yard. I put up 4 feeders as more and more hummingbirds started showing up. I spread them out hoping to avoid the fighting for territory. All I did was create more commotion! One bird tries to guard two different feeders. He is not overly successful with this approach, as thirsty birds sneak in for a sip while he is off chasing other intruders away. Don't ever believe it if someone tries to tell you that hummingbirds are not vocal. This is DEFINITELY not true!! Each night at dinner out on the patio we are "serenaded" (and I use that word very sarcastically) by the sound of hummingbirds buzzing and chipping at each other. There are times I start to regret adding the feeders to the yard, because it has absolutely disturbed the peace. However, when I look out my window and see this sight, I am persuaded that it was a good decision after all.
I found it funny that I was posting a wintery Christmas card when the sun is shining brightly outside my window, and the trees are still loaded with pink flowers. The flowers are beginning to fall from the tree, so I have a pink snowfall whenever a breeze stirs. Since it is "snowing", I guess it is okay to share this card - even in August!
I made this card using the Detailed Santa Thinlits bundle which includes the Detailed Santa Thinlits, and the Greetings from Santa Stamp set. These items will be available for purchase in just 2 more days! The Holiday catalog goes live for ordering starting this Thursday, September 1!