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This Moment

2010 July 2

{this moment}

A Friday ritual inspired by Soule Mama.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savor and remember.

24 Responses leave one →
  1. July 2, 2010

    Wow! What a special photo. She is so beautiful!

  2. abozza permalink
    July 2, 2010

    Now, that’s what I call a special moment! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  3. July 2, 2010

    oh wow! that looks like a cozy mama nest:) i love this sweet shot. have a great weekend. xo, pennie

  4. July 2, 2010

    Wonderful capture! The nest looks so tiny….wonder how many eggs she is sitting? Great moment!!

    • 6512 and growing permalink
      July 3, 2010

      Debbie – their nests are less than 2 inches across! Isn’t that amazing? I don’t know how many eggs she is sitting. I felt like I was pushing her boundaries getting as close as I did (with ogling kids in arms).

  5. July 2, 2010

    That is a sweet lilttle mama on her nest <3

    We have hummingbirds galore, here, and yet I don't even know where I'd begin to look for the nests!! These are many hedges of cedar, many individual trees etc.

    What a gift to find one!!

    • 6512 and growing permalink
      July 3, 2010

      Erin, Dan miraculously spotted this tiny nest from 50 feet away. (I don’t think I would have seen it from 10 feet away). But Dan has an amazing eye for wildlife!

  6. July 2, 2010

    That is a stunning photograph. What a moment to capture

  7. July 2, 2010

    My mouth is agape – absolutely stunning. You’re right – no words needed for this.

  8. July 2, 2010

    tweet. or i guess, more like hummmmm…
    gorgeous shot. precious moment. enjoy the sunshine!

  9. July 2, 2010

    very cool!

  10. July 2, 2010

    Beautiful birdie – my ladies loved this pic.

  11. July 2, 2010

    awesome shot!!! we had a hummingbird nest outside of our house last year and had so much fun watching her buzz around!

    have a great weekend!



  12. emmalina73 permalink
    July 2, 2010

    Wow! That is an amazing shot!

  13. July 2, 2010

    what a beautiful nest and a lovely shot of this mama bird. We have had a lot of fun finding nest lately ourselves, but I never got a shot of mama on the nest. Do you know if there are hatchlings yet?

    • 6512 and growing permalink
      July 3, 2010

      Elizabeth, We spotted this hummer on a hike, and we haven’t been back, but I would think by now there are some insanely small babies in that nest.

  14. Jan permalink
    July 2, 2010

    Giraffes have always been my favorite animals because they’re tall, kind of skinny, have long necks and beautiful long eyelashes. All the things I’m not and don’t have! But humming- birds are a close second. I LOVE your picture.


  15. Jan permalink
    July 2, 2010

    Ooops. hummingbirds didn’t fit on one line in the comment box!


  16. July 3, 2010

    That’s amazing!

  17. July 3, 2010

    Wow such an amazing pictures. My boys are asking me why is it that our nectar is not attracting any hummingbirds, I just showed them your pictures and they went out running to look in the bushes ;o)

  18. July 3, 2010

    Amazing shot. I don’t think I’ve ever found a hummingbird’s nest!

  19. ike permalink
    July 5, 2010

    Great photo of hummer Rachel. Also beautiful nest building by moma (and papa?). Very symmetric with lovely curved lines. Why would birds put that extra effort in to go beyond the function of a nest? Is it extra effort? Is there a function to the curvature?

  20. July 6, 2010

    Wow! What an amazing thing to witness. Lovely.

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