It’s difficult to photograph humming birds, even though there are so many. They flit, fly, swoop and all in the blink of an eye! I think there are ten in the above photo but could be one more.
I think there are eleven in both these photos.
The feeders are placed away from trees, bushes, shrubs and the house. The hummingbirds like having open space so they can fly freely as they go between the three feeders, drink, fight with each other.
Mix well 2 cups boiling water with 1 cup plus 2 or 3 tablespoons sugar. Let cool and add enough water to make four cups. Fill feeders and get out of the way!
The days are getting shorter and cooler; it’s down in the 50’s F at night and has felt like Autumn since the last week of July. The rain continues and that lowers the temps as well meaning great sleeping weather.
For those living in the USA, have you ever watched Undercover Boss? I’ve seen it two or three times and each time I’m reduced to tears. The gist is the CEO of a corporation goes undercover in their businesses in order to determine if there are problems or situations that need correcting. Each time I’ve watched, the CEO’s have been really great people who go out of their way to help their employees reach their dreams, help their families, make more money, etc.
Tonight it was the CEO of The Dwyer Group out of Waco, TX and, let me tell you…she was crying, her employees were crying and I was crying. It was a real cry fest.
So, what kind of good deeds do the CEO’s do for their employees? Dina Dwyer gave one, very young employee, a brand new truck so he and his five brothers would have reliable transportation. Their Dad died last year and the twenty-one year old employee was raising his five brothers but his vehicle had died and he was bumming rides.
She gave another employee $25,000 so the woman wouldn’t have to get a second job and could spend more time with her family. Plus, the young woman was asked to participate in a new program to benefit other female employees.
I don’t know Ms Dwyer from Eve’s cat but she strikes me as an up and up true blue type. A good boss who cares about her employees and her company and I wish her, and them, well.
Dave always teased me about the kind of television I watch…when I watch television. I tend to enjoy programs that aren’t frightening or gory. I like television that’s kind and gentle, encouraging and uplifting, educational or entertaining, like BBC’s Rosemary and Thyme.
It’s been said “garbage in, garbage out” so it’s important to not take in garbage, right? When you watch television, what do you watch and why?
Blessings ~ humming birds ~ cooler days ~ good bosses ~ good employees ~ good memories ~