Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird & Seattle

Guess who I saw in my garden today? A hummingbird! I tried to take a photo but it moved too fast and it was raining so I was trying to stay where my camera didn't get too wet. I must point out that I did not take these photos - click on the word Wikipedia to see their origin. These two photos are good representations of my visitor. A couple years ago I put out a hummingbird feeder but only got insects. I may try again. This might even prompt me to start birdwatching again but that would probably be in the winter.

I talked to my mom today. She's in Seattle on a visit/vacation. Again, photo from Wikipedia. I wish I could have gone but I have very little vacation time because of using it up for school. Someday. I often think of my years in Seattle. It was great fun birdwatching, hiking, gardening, and hanging out with friends. Went out on Puget Sound a few times and ate at some great restaurants. Loved the Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Mount Rainier, coffee houses, Nordstrom, art galleries and enjoyed Pioneer Square to name a few things. Listened to alot of jazz and ate a lot of pasta, dungeness crab, and sourdough bread, LOL. I also had some rewarding volunteer opportunities there.

The city has changed so much since the times I lived there. Let's see, I first moved there from New Orleans in the middle of 3rd grade and lived there for a year attending Des Moines elementary. Then we moved back (from Alamagordo New Mexico) in the middle of 6th grade and I attended Pacific Junior High in 7th and 8th grade. I loved it there and made many friends. I returned to Seattle (after 4+ years in Arkansas) when I was 19 (1977) and lived there until 1986 when I moved to Alaska.


spookydragonfly said...

Hi Vicky...Thanks for visiting me! I love the hummingbirds too...we have plenty here in the woods...but, I just can't get a good photo! Read your last couple of, did you get around?! Bet you have many interesting experiences having lived in all those places! By the way - I've got you beat on the pet hair!!...2 dogs and 5 cats indoors! Alot of vacuuming!!

Wicked Gardener said...

Wow - you have lived everywhere. Any favorites?

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