Wednesday, May 20, 2009

God's little gifts

This morning I flung open the curtains in my bedroom to greet the morning sunshine. What did I see? A beautiful Ruby Throated hummingbird was floating just outside my window. He seemed to be considering the lavender. Checking to see if it was ready for breakfast. It wasn't and off he flew. I adore these little birds!
So I refreshed my memory on the correct recipe for nectar (one part sugar to four parts water) and filled the hummingbird feeder. It made enough to keep a jar in the fridge for refills, so I went to look in the basement and found this old blue jar that I painted years ago. It seemed perfect. I think God smiled as he gave me the little gift of a jeweled visitor for my morning treat. Happy Birthday to me:>) Yes, it really is my birthday:>)

28 comments:

  1. good morning.

    Happy Birthday dear friend.
    Hope your day purrrrrrrfect!!!!!!

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  2. I rarely see hummingbirds in my yard! They are truly beautiful! I love your painted jar!

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  3. We love our hummers....it is so exciting when they come back each spring. I love your sweet painted jar.

    We have had a pair of BLUEBIRDS checking out our bluebird house for the past week. This is the first time in 4 years we have seen them around this home of ours. I hope they stay.
    xo
    Penny

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  4. Hey! City Farmer said Happy Birthday...Is today your BIRTHDAY?? If it is Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful one and every wish comes true.
    xoxoxo
    Penny

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  5. Happy Birthday! I love hummingbirds too. It is so fun to sit there and watch them. I love your painted jar.

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  6. Happy Birthday! Your beautiful blog is a treat to us. :)


    I hope you have a wonderful day full of special people and treats.

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  7. Happy birthday Kathy!! I think your day started off perfectly..a visit from a sweet hummingbird to make you smile!

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  8. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! If I didn't know better, I'd say God sent that little hummingbird to sing to you. :)

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  9. I totally adore hummingbirds myself! I didn't know it was your birthday!! Happy birthday to you!

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  10. What a perfect thing to wake up too! I adore hummingbirds :) They are sooo cute!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathy!!!!!! The hummingbird was definitely there to say Happy Birthday too :):)

    Have fun sweetie!
    Love ya,
    Amy

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  11. Precious, sweet post! I love your painted jar. I want one! :)

    If you visit my blog, go back a couple of days and look at the hummingbird pictures I captured! I was sooo excited!

    Happy Birthday to you!

    Donna

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  12. Happy Birthday Kathy! I love Hummingbirds too and they are just now coming around. Time for me to make some nectar too!

    Have a most blessed day :)

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  13. Is it your birthday, really? Or were you just being clever? If it is, then Happy BIrthday!

    Love the jar you use to keep the nectar in. I've got my jar in my fridge, but it isn't nearly as pretty. It is taking the hummingbirds a while to find my feeder...bummer!

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  14. What a pretty photo and a good idea to make extra nectar and store it in the fridge. I have a feeder right outside my kitchen window and am always thrilled to catch a glimpse of a little hummer.

    Happy Birthday to you.

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  15. I must tell my mother about this great idea. She loves her hummingbirds. You know what else I like? Your beautifully painted jar. Just like you to add beauty to everything.

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  16. good morning & happy birthday & many happy returns! may you have a great day with your love ones!

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! we just had a humming bird build it's nest. The baby and mama flew the nest three days ago. it was so awesome to see her build her nest, have the baby, feed it, and then fly away together:) she was a good mama!
    blessings on your special day,
    aimee

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  18. Happy Birthday! I saw a hummingbird the other day too...I love them! Your chair redo is awesome! They came out beautifully...

    anne

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  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATHLEEN GRACE!
    And many happy returns to you! You're a bright spot in the blog world and I'm happy to know you...(I mentioned you and your talent in my newest post...!)
    XOXO
    Joni

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  20. Happy Birthday to you...may you be blessed with many, many more...

    Betty

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  21. I love hummingbirds. Someone told me that it takes a few seasons to get them to come back on a regular basis, don't know if that is true or not. It just reminds me of how God created everything...even hummingbirds. Once again I am in awe of His creations.

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)

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  22. O, Happy Birthday to my sweet friend. Sorry I didnt get by on THE day...too busy OUTSIDE...
    Your little painted jar is so sweet. We dont have many hummers around here..some just passing thru. I am getting a feeder today..
    hugs, bj

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  23. Happy, happy birthday. Hope your day continues to be fabulous. Mimi

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  24. Happy, happy birthday to you!! I'm sure it was a good one since it started out so great!

    Manuela

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  25. Happy Birthday, sweet Kathy. I hope your day is just wonderful - just like you are to all of us.

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  26. (((Kathy))))
    Happy Birthday to you!
    I'm sorry to be late - but please know that I'm wishing you a Happy Birthday EVERY day and may this year be your best one yet!
    xo,
    Kim

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  27. Oh gosh - I'm running for an old blue canning jar right now - going to paint a sweet nest like yours, and even make the hummingbird nectar, too. You are SUCH A BLESSING! Thank you for cheering me up this afternoon! Blessings, Patti

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