Monday, May 13, 2019

Starting the Week off Right

Last week was the first sunny week for some time and in fact the week ended on quite a hot note. That is about to change and thankfully I was able to complete planting both my balcony garden and my community plot before the weather cools a bit. It is expected to cook by about 10 degrees Celsius this week and hopefully it will rain for several days.  According to the weather forecast it looks like the best chance of rain is on Tuesday with 90% chance of rain and Sunday and Monday with 70% chance of rain respectively. I find the garden does much better with rain water than with tap water and the ground just soaks up the rain which is great for the tender plants.


On Sunday evening (Mother's Day), I was walking back from the community plot and came across these gigantic poppies. They were simply too beautiful to pass by without getting a photo or two even though the sun had set about half an hour earlier.


The photos are not the best quality but I think they look a bit like paintings.


I went out on the patio in the wee hours of Saturday morning to take a few photos. I was excited to find a hummingbird perched high on a nearby tree.  My camera battery was dead and I had to use my phone so the quality is not the best but I think you can make out the outline of the bird at the top of tree (right side of the photo).


The hummingbird was perched quietly on the tree top for almost 30 minutes in total.  I was hoping it would make it's way to my patio garden but it never moved until it flew away.  I spotted another hummingbird flitting about and drinking nectar from the blossoms on the Solomon's Seal on my patio.  It moved  far too quickly to take a photo and didn't stay very long to enjoy the nectar.


The sunrise is always so peaceful and beautiful. I love the golden colour of the sky.


At about 4:30 a.m. it gets rather noisy with the seagulls squawking overhead. They zip back and forth and back and forth like they are going crazy. It is almost like they are excited about having freedom in the skies at that early hour. I do not know why they don't do this during the day time too.


There are always several seagulls flying about but I only managed to capture one as my main subject was the hummingbird.


Thank you for your visit to my blog.
Wherever you are in the world I wish you a fabulous week ahead.

Our World Tuesday

20 comments:

  1. Lovely set of photos, the poppies are great and the silhouette of the humming bird is also excellent. Will be away until the 26th, the 27th have a hospital appointment, but will be back by the end of the month blogging I hope, Take care Diane

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  2. What beautiful photos!
    I always enjoy seeing morning in other parts of the world.
    It is my favorite part of the day.
    Have a cozy week!

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  3. I don't think we're going to get to see the sun this week.. it's all of a sudden so cold and rainy.

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  4. You're a very patient lady to sit and take that series of photos.

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  5. Those poppies DO look like paintings. And oh, my -- what a sky!

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  6. Beautiful sun rise and how neat to see the hummingbird sitting still.

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  7. The poppies are beautiful as is the sunrise. A reward for being up and about so early.

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  8. Hello, love the pretty poppies. The hummer was a great sighting, it is nice to find them perched. Lovely sunrise and start to your day. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  9. Lovely shots of the poppies.

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  10. Oh...I do love poppies...they are so cheerful...
    ~Have a lovely day!

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  11. I am so glad you shared the photos of the poppies and the bird in the tree. :)

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  12. There is something about rainwater that does indeed work better than tap water. As an engineer that drives me crazy but I know that to be true.

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  13. beautiful series of photos.
    Thank you for sharing

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  14. Fabulous images! The poppies just pop off the page! :)

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  15. Love the poppies! Wow! What beautiful flowers! And I LOVE the hummingbird in the top of the tree. I love to watch them come and go, and often they do like to just sit and soak in the beauty around them like this. It isn't often that we get to see them be still...so you were blessed. Love the sunrise and the seagulls too. Lovely way to start your day. have a glorious week.

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  16. We have also had a glorious week of weather, but it is tough on new plants when they don't receive regular rainfall. Fortunately, the cooling trend over the next week is due to bring precipitation. Yippee! I can see the hummingbird in the photo - a stunning silhouette - I can even make out its beak. Could it be that it was enjoying the sunrise?

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  17. Oh, those poppies are pretty! Seeing those birds is a nice reward for getting up so early!

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  18. Beautiful poppy flowers. Too bad we are not allowed to grow poppy plants.

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  19. Those poppies are gorgeous! Makes me wonder if I could find that color in my paints! Love that sweet hummer high in the tree too! ENJOY!

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  20. Lovely photos, I adore poppies❤️

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