The rains in the mountains have turned the grass to a lush green. The shrubs are doing well too. The deer leave the Sage and the Butterfly Bushes alone.
The Trumpet Vine is doing well too. The deer went after the tender shoots when it was first planted, but now that it’s mature, they leave it alone. (Trumpet Vine develops a thick woody trunk, so it needs a strong support system.) As I was trying to get a good photo, a hummingbird flitted from one blossom to another. I asked him to stay in one place so I could take his picture. He obliged me by perching on a dead twig that jutted out from the base of the vine. Handsome fellow.
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Wonderful photos – I am in awe that hummingbirds visit you 💚 Closest we get is a hummingbird moth 🙂
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Yes, I’m surprised too. We have them here in the pine forest mountains at 6,900 feet above sea level and at home in the desert/Rio Grande Valley at 3,900 feet.