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April 29, 2004
Close Encounters Of The Hummy Kind
Air , Family , Photography

A Photo With A Story!!

Nym vs. Hummy

Kevin and I have been turning our backyard into a Hummyland for our little hummingbird neighbors. We see them everyday now, they are getting used to us being there and we love it!

Yesterday, after my driving test, I picked up Nym to spend the day with me. She has been getting more and more interested in the outside and since Ammy and Rick, like us, have an enclosed backyard she is allowed to spend some time in the backyard if someone is with her (she is not the brightest - she isn't even close to figuring out she can jump fences).

Yesterday she was exploring our backyard for the first time and I was following her with the camera trying to get a couple of good shots. At one point she was checking out a plant not far from the hummy tree (prolly deciding if she could eat it) when one of our male hummy's appeared to check her out and inform her she wasn't to come any closer to the tree.

I AM A BAD MOMMY!! This has been decided since when a teritorial hummingbird appears to check out my cat and give her a scare, what do I do? I take pictures!

In my defense there was a decent distance between the two of them until the last photo. The Hummingbirds have buzzed Kevin and I several times, letting us know who is boss and testing us; they have never gotten too close. I wasn't too worried that hummy would hurt Nym - or at least not without some buzzing warning. I was never worried that Nym would hurt hummy - my poor cat can't catch a slug effectively; She is good at imaginary bugs though. In any case I took this photo right before I dove in, grabbed my cat and put her inside. I think she is still pissed at me for ruining her fun.

I do love this photo though.


Oh that's brilliant! Maybe that's what Nym was trying to tell me about last night. She was all sorts of excitable, and then spent a good forty minutes slaying a twist tie. Goofy kitty.

Posted by: Ammy at April 29, 2004 11:20 AM

That's prolly it. She was super mellow kitty all day until her hummy encounter and then she just couldn't settle down.

Posted by: rachel at April 29, 2004 11:25 AM

I am thoroughly enjoying the continuing adventures of Hummy!

Posted by: contessa at April 29, 2004 05:44 PM

Well then you will enjoy the fact that I am going to create a hummy.phoenixfeather.net and Kevin and I plan to try and photograph, identify and follow the different instances of Hummys that live in our back yard. There are at least 4 different ones. At least 1 is a female and 2 are males - have not yet figured out the fourth.

We also have found a hummingbird nest at a local garden center. I have taken a couple of pictures with my olympus camedia camera however we plan to go back with the nikon!!

Posted by: rachel at April 29, 2004 08:08 PM

Is it just me, or does Nym have the "Man, I'm in way over my head, but I refuse to quit now"-face going in that shot? :)

Posted by: Bix at April 30, 2004 09:23 AM

looks more like Nym is saying mmmm, lunch AND honey too!
Just discovered your blog from randompixel. Any chance you can put the full feed in your rss as per the instructions at http://www.absoblogginlutely.net/mtblogarchive/003329.php please?

Posted by: Andy at May 28, 2004 12:13 PM

Andy: I actually don't use the moveable type rss feed. I hand do my rss feed because I want my photoblog and writtenblog to feed together. I'm hoping to update this in the future, but my site has only been around a few months so there are lots places for me to improve. I will keep this on my list of things to do.

My current top priority project is getting my business and the site up and running.

I'm so glad you found the site. Please don't leave, I have other things that need to be fixed in the feed to, and I will get to it.

Posted by: rachel at June 3, 2004 07:58 PM

This totally reminds me of my cat. My cat talks in more obvious ways and is quite obnoxous. Why the name Nym? Just wondering rachel, and is Ammy and Rick the namesakes from the randompixel cams?

Posted by: Johnny A at March 19, 2005 04:41 AM

I liked the sound of the name Nym, it rolls of the tongue. Nym is from Shakespeare. She is one of the Merry Wives of Windsor and the flirty flaky disposition fits my Nym well.

And yes, Ammy and Rick are the namesakes from the random pixel cameras.

I hope you continue to enjoy the site.

Posted by: rachel at March 19, 2005 10:01 AM
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