Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Random Tuesday


I have promised you a random photo on Tuesdays, not necessarily of me. This is an OLD photo, taken by my Grandpa more than 30 years ago, maybe even 40! I never did meet my Grandpa but my Mom has taken some of his slides and scanned them, and this is one of those pictures. Mom actually thinks this photo is from closer to 1970 than 1980. Grandpa enjoyed doing his own enlarging of his favorite photos and this is one of the ones he enlarged once he had retired. Mom has some of his slides from even the 1950s! If Grandpa was still alive he would be 97 now. Next week we will show you a really really old one.

We have had some hummingbirds at our feeders this summer - we believe just two females. Dad thought they had migrated south and took down the feeders, and then Mom saw one at the impatiens boxes on Sunday evening, so the feeders went back up. He says that one may have been a transient, not one of our residents. They are very nice to watch, but rather skittish and hard to get good photos of.


13 comments:

  1. What a wonderful photo! Hard to think that 1980 already was 30 years ago, though. (At least it's hard for our mom!)

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  2. What a great photo! My human is with Kea...!

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  3. Whoa! I would love to get that close to a hummingbird (otherwise known as Potential Feathery Snack). Thirty years ago is like forever! Weren't there dinosaurs back in those days?

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  4. What a neat photo and memory to share. Mommy claims to not remember the 80's...much.

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  5. What a wonderful photo! Mum wouldn't feel so bad about remembering the 80's if she didn't remember the 60's better.

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  6. That is a cool photo! We've got humming birds too but can't get that close. Um, but Momma says she is older than that photo........

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  7. That's a very neat photo! Our mommy is a tad older than that photo.

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  8. I have to agree with KEA firstly it's hard for our Mom to realize that 1980 was 30 years ago....*sigh*

    THAT is a fabulous picture.
    Thank you for sharing.

    purrs
    xo
    Abby

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  9. WOWEE!

    I miss seeing hummingbirds.

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  10. What a cool photo!! Mom told us that the hummers are migrating this month so we still have our feeder out.

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  11. We have hummers like crazy right now, after having very few in the Spring. They are drinking two cups of sugar water every few days. It's fun to watch them, they are very territorial about the feeder!

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  12. I am always surprised how tiny hummingbirds are! We don't have them in Australia.

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