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Monday, April 13, 2009

Love amongst crazy bird people

"And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes. "

From "Ulysses" by James Joyce




On Saturday Mr. Decor and I celebrated our 11th anniversary. I am ever so glad I said, "Yes."
Hummingbird update: Since last Monday's post my two kiddos have named the two babies, (Rocky and Edith) who have grown feathers, and opened their eyes. Amazingly their beaks have gone from short orange triangles to slender black needles.
Here is a picture of "Rocky" with his eyes open and a better picture of his beak. I try to see past the poo and just gaze at the glory. :) Lil' Mama works constantly to keep these two fed. She's rarely at the nest anymore.
In other hummingbird news, my cousin, his wife Tara and their daughter took a trip to Jamaica. While there they took a boat trip to a bird sanctuary. When I first saw the photo below my heart flipped in my chest. The "boat" appeared to be getting ready to pull a gigantic Titantic. Nope, that's just how it goes.
The owner of the bird sanctuary spent 6 years training the hummingbirds to land and be hand fed. Amazing. How beautiful is that bird?
The hummingbird is the national bird of Jamaica and is known as the "doctor bird". I have no idea why. Anyone?

So there you have it. The family has accepted that any minute we will cross the line and become known as the "Crazy Bird People".
Have a blessed day!

40 comments :

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Hummingbirds are so amazing! I love the photos. Congratulations on 11 years of marriage! It goes by so fast!

~Kim

Terri and Bob said...

You can count me in that group of Crazy Bird People!

LiLi M. said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Those humming birds are so cute. I do hope that you had a happy Easter too. We have Easter on 2 days, so now it's the 2nd day of Easter. Hope you have a nice day!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing the photos...they are great.

In Jamaica the hummingbird is thought to be a magical bird, and is a powerful symbol in Jamaican voodoo. It is believed spirits can possess "Doctor Birds" and that they hover to listen over ceremonies.

Of course WE know they are one of God's beautiful creatures and that the "magic" is the beauty and grace He gave them to give us joy and hope.
(())

Princess Of Pink said...

Happy Anniversary ♥♥

The doctor bird:
The long tail feathers resemble the old-fashioned coat tails of a doctor; that is why Jamaicans call it the "Doctor Bird"

Got this from the Internet, no I am not THAT clever myself, lol

Carrie said...

What a neat experience with hummingbirds. Those bird amaze me.

Mildred said...

Belated anniversary wishes Laura! I love your hummingbird pictures. When will we see photos of you hand feeding Rocky and Edith?? Hope you have a nice week.

~♥~ Monica S said...

Cute!! :-)

Monica

Sister Robbins said...

Loved your bird entry. One of my sweetest memories of my daughter was when she was about 10.(she is now 24). She went out to my swing and a little hummer was sitting on the pillow. She thought it was hurt and gently cradled him in her hands and was bringing him to me. Just before I got a good look at him he flew off. The best part was the look of wonder and concern as she was coming toward me. Tender moment.
Have a Lovely Day~
Alicia

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary!

Muthering Heights said...

Happy anniversary!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I am so glad to see such a gorgeous blog and look forward to getting more time with it! Blessed pictures and moments you have shown us and I appreciate the beauty. Light, Amy

from the right bank said...

What a beautiful quote! Happy Anniversary! And thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment.

Liz said...

What a great engagement pic! You two are so beautiful!

Love those sweet burdies! :) Can't believe that they are sitting on his finger! Really!? I never! :)

~Liz

Lady Dorothy said...

Happy Anniversary!

How fantastic that the birds actually land and are still! That would be an awesome experience to hold one!

(and thank you for the link!)

Maija said...

Happy Anniversary! That is a gorgeous photo of you and your hubby!

Elizabeth G. said...

HI!

Happy Anniversary! Happy 11th. This week is my anniverary...We are at our 16th.

Are you related to Laura Ingalls Wilder?

Elizabeth

Joy said...

What a wonderful photo of you two at the top. So romantic. Happy Anniversary!

That fellow with the hummingbirds is amazing. How awesome would that be to see in person!

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Happy Anniversary! That picture of you two is so sweet.

Altered Artists said...

Happy Anniversary, what a great photo of you and Mr. Decor. I will send a separate email with some other tidbits. Love the Hummers!
~Dawn

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Call me a crazy bird person, too! LOL I love this post! Susan

ScrappinAway said...

I am so glad the babies are doing well and congrats on number 11! My hubby and I will celebrate our 9th this year!

Draffin Bears said...

Congratulations on your 11th wedding anniversary.
Beautiful little hummingbirds and lovely to see ~ thank you.

Hugs
Carolyn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Congratulations on your 11th year of marriage. Those pictures of your brother and his family with the hummingbirds are amazing! How neat to have them sit on your figure. They are always moving so fast, it's difficult to really get a look at them. laurie

robinrane said...

Happy 11 years!
Oh these pics of the hummingbirds are wonderful!
Love those tiny sprites!
Robin
All Things Heart and HOme

Allidink said...

How cute! The little birdies are adorable! :)

All the best,
Allison

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wonderful pictures!

Linda said...

Such a lovely post. Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary and I love the quote and the old photograph... also the tales of the Hummingbirds. Lovely. :)

DEB said...

Lovely hummingbird pics, amazing how tiny they are, and how quickly they can flap their wings. "Happy Anniversary". Deb

Carrie said...

What a delight it must be to enjoy these tiny birds -- both at your home, and in the bird sanctuary!

Trisha said...

maybe doctor bird because of the "needle nose???"

i have an obsessive affinity for hummingbirds and have enjoyed your updates very much. i have never seen a hummingbird nest, let alone one sitting still! sweet, patient, loving lil mama.

Coastal Sisters said...

I am definitely birdie person...TWEET!

LOVED the picture of you and Mr. Decor...soooooo sweet :)

LuLu~*xoxo

Really Rainey said...

I love hummers too! I took a fantastic photo of one while at the Phoenix Zoo this spring... So cool you have a nest to watch!
I also love that photo by the lake... is that you and Mr Decor?

~Really Rainey~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love your bird stories, and I don't think you've crossed the line at all. But then again, can you take the word of a magpie who crosses that line every day?! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Crystal said...

Just found your blog, love your pictures of the hummingbirds. It is still toooo cold here in PA,to see hummingbirds. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day!
thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

Cat said...

Congrats on your anniversary.. Love the photo of Mr & Mrs Decor..
What an awesome experince Lil' Mama has brought to your home.. Thanks for posting the update..

Miss Sandy said...

What an amazing experience both for your family and for Eric's! The babies are getting so big so fast.

Miss Sandy said...

Gee, how rude was that? I forgot to give you hearty congrats on 11 years of bliss with Mr. Decor! Many, many more happy blessings on your marriage!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, I can't believe they trained those hummingbirds to land on a hand! That is amazing! I would seriously consider a trip there just to witness that!

Neabear said...

That is fascinating! It is okay to be crazy bird people. Those are probably the best kind. LOL!