What is it about hummingbirds?

What is it about hummingbirds?

Toward the end of a four-hour stroll through the Huntington Botanical Garden I stopped to photograph the aptly named Kniphofia ‘Christmas Cheer’ (my visit was on December 22)…
Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer'

That’s when I came under attack by a rather territorial hummingbird. Once he realized I wasn’t competition for the goods he went back to feeding and I attempted to photograph him. This is the best I could do, when he stopped for a moment on the neighboring bamboo.
hummingbird at the Huntington Gardens

What is it about hummingbirds?

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Right Garden, Right Place

Right Garden, Right Place

A recent neighborhood walk led me to this fabulous garden in the making. I love it when a garden matches its building. It’s an excellent sign of things to come that the garden looks this good during the winter while the plants are young. This is going to be a year round garden, all evergreens and succulents. I’m looking forward to watching this one grow.

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