Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sugar Fiends


 Out in the Wild West where I grew up, there were no Hummingbirds.
Perhaps they are scared away by the Grizzly Bears and the Rattlesnakes and the Extreme Temperatures.
Heck. Most Humans can hardly stand it
But where I live now there is actually a Road named after them.
Fuzzy Baby Hummingbird. Isn't it Cute? In My Backyard, Yo!
 
We are, as you may have heard, in the midst of an historic drought here in Southern California.
Not a lotta flowers this year.
And it is hard out here for a Hummingbird.
So I decided to put my Degree in Pastry Making to use and Cook up a little Hummingbird Food.

Here is my Recipe.
Just in case the Hummingbirds in your neighborhood need a little extra grub:
ONE PART SUGAR
I like to use Organic Sugar.
TO FOUR PARTS WATER.
I like to use Spring Water.
HEAT UP THE MIXTURE WHILE STIRRING UNTIL THE SUGAR IS DISSOLVED.
THEN LET IT COOL.
baggy linen pants ~ hand me up from my daughter
rayon kimono ~ purchased over 2 years ago at the Encinitas Seaside Bazaar
stripedy tee ~ Gap
sunglasses ~ Raen
flippety flops ~ Reef - toujours les Reefs
 
ET VOILA!!! 
Le Food for ze Hummingbirds.
I've always thought that Hummingbirds were sweet little polite fairy-like birds.
But, Man, they are so jacked up on sugar that they fight over this stuff like it's the Last Pair of Uggs at the Nordstrom Half  Yearly Sale!!!
Total Sugar Fiends!
 

Flying over to Patti's Party at Visible Monday.
See you there!








40 comments:

  1. Lovely! I have scarlet runner beans in my garden and the hummingbirds love them. They mesmerize me....the whirring wings announcing their arrival before I can see them. Years ago, I bought a lovely blown glass hummingbird feeder at Seattle's PNW Garden Show, and I've yet to actually fill it! Thanks for the recipe!

    PS...I bought my Goddess cards and I LOVE them, thanks!

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  2. Your baking outfit is quite stylish! I don't think I've ever seem a humming bird, I guess they're not native to northern Europe...

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  3. Oh you are such a sweetheart, pumping those little hummingbirds full of sugar! Bet their tiny wings go even faster after their refreshment in your garden! They are pretty little things, aren't they? And you look fabulously pretty too, love that kimono! xxx

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  4. So happy to see you on here again! I had no idea you were blogging again. I've just been a reader mostly of late and yours is one of the blogs I've missed. I love your neck!

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  5. Hahahaha! Damn sugar makes everyone high.

    My parents also make hummingbird food. They live in BC and they have loads and loads of them in their garden. They put one feeder at the window in the kitchen, right by the sink and often we'll see them come up and drink. They are just the coolest things ever. I haven't seen them fight, but I have heard that they can get a bit crazy.

    Love the kimono!

    So lovely to "see" you back on the blog.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. Oh how wonderful, Connie! And so timely because this morning I saw my first hummingbird of the (late part of the) season, buzzing around the last of my annuals - it is a good thing I'm still watering them!

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  7. How nice, Connie! I love all your photos, and it is so nice to see a post from you! You look radiant! :)

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  8. Connie, you are waaay better than Carol Merrill showing us your ultra-fine hummingbird feeder with its gourmet food. I love your kimono and linen pants are a fave. I'm working on finding a striped shirt in the thrift shops that isn't already wrecked. Not easy.
    That is a recipe that I might be able to handle, along with boiled eggs and canned soup. Too bad hummingbirds wouldn't visit me where I live.

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  9. Great photos Connie and love the linen pants!

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  10. You are so patient to photograph that bird. Amazing photos Connie.

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    1. So funny because it's true. I had to sit very still for a long time to get those shots. Those little critters move FAST!

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  11. Such a lovely post! And aren't you such a dear for feeding the birds! You are looking your gorgeous self in your ensemble! Love a kimono and stripes … especially with a SoCal favorite … linen pants! So well done!!

    xox
    Tamera

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  12. You are such a nice person it shames me to occupy the same planet. Meanwhile, Chicago is starting to look like a Central American rain forest. If we can build oil pipelines, why can't we build water pipelines?

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    1. I am not that nice. I am a whiny bitch most of the time. "Where is my martini? I want it NOW!!!" Exactly. Water pipelines!!! You should run for President. Seriously. I'll be your campaign manager.

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  13. I've never seen a hummingbird in real life. How exciting to have them in the garden. I don't think I'd ever stop looking out of the window if I lived with you - firstly for the birdlife and secondly to catch sight iof you flouncing around all stripedy and flip-a-de-floppity! xxx

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  14. oh my god! is that cute!!!
    the tiny birdy and YOU - you for feeding them and wearing fab clothes while doing so! :-)
    the happy birds in my lush garden (thanx to our gorgeous micro climate) want to thank you for helping their californian cousins out with some yummy food!!!!
    xxxxx

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  15. Love your recipe for attracting these tiny beauties! How clever you are! Love your outfit too, the prink simon and stripes and flowing pants, are so lovely ! Now if you could just be in charge of the EPA... all would be good...
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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  16. Interesting! One of the birds we don't happen to have in Oz to my knowledge!
    Love your sugar measure. Very elegant model for the feeder. You'll have to use her again :-)
    Xo Jazzy Jack

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  17. Pretty sure we don't have Hummingbirds down here in NZ, but I wish we did. Sooooo cute! So tiny and so happy you filled them up on sugar like kids at a birthday party. What a kind soul you are to feed these little birds, now they are bouncing about the garden on a sugar high. Word will get round about the party at Connies!

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  18. Too cute! Such a pretty post...you and the furry fairy Hummingbirds. Thank you for adding joy to my day, Connie!

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  19. We have hummingbirds in our area, but they refuse to visit our feeder. Maybe they don't like the way I make sugar water for them!

    Have you heard their call? It is hard to believe such a loud, ugly sound can come out of such sweet little birds (sort of like babies sounding like bleating sheep).

    Excellent you, in an excellent kimono.

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  20. We have hummingbirds in our area, but they refuse to visit our feeder. Maybe they don't like the way I make sugar water for them!

    Have you heard their call? It is hard to believe such a loud, ugly sound can come out of such sweet little birds (sort of like babies sounding like bleating sheep).

    Excellent you, in an excellent kimono.

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  21. LOL … I'm imagining all the hummingbirds out of control on a sugar high at your place … can only imagine what would happen if you introduced them to red cordial. (Do you have cordial over there? Parents have been sending their kids hyper on it for years over here)
    xx

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  22. Amazing pictures! And such lucky little addicts to have you feeding their habit. I've noticed that hummingbirds aren't as cute when they're not flying. Maybe that's mean to say, but it's true.

    I love your kimono and linen pants! You're so stylish in the midst of drought and hummingbird fights. Where did you grow up? I'm about to post about our trip to Wyoming - it was pretty wild, and dusty, but gorgeous (in some parts).

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  23. Hummingbird nectar, you make hummingbird nectar! Are you an actual fairy, Connie? I think you might be. Ooh, I didn't know that you came from the Wild West. Bet there's a story or two to be told there. You look lovely in that outfit, it's the perfect mix of casual and glamour with that lovely kimono. I love it when mums share their daughter's clothes. Is it time to do some of your expressive dancing, Connie, for some rain? Xxxx

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  24. That is so sweet, literally!! How cute is that fuzzy baby hummingbird? And you look beautiful in that kimono outfit!

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  25. That is so sweet, literally!! How cute is that fuzzy baby hummingbird? And you look beautiful in that kimono outfit!

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  26. I like it Connie.....and you look fab!!!!!

    Ciao

    Robyn

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  27. Ohhhh, so sweet. Luv those little hummingbirds. And you their fairy godmother taking good care of them with a sugar fix. All the while looking like a spread from House and Garden, in your exotic kimono ensemble. It's all fab.

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  28. I wish I cas a humming bird to fly to you . I do hum away while I am peeling potatoes so you never know.
    You always warm my heart and feel you as a friend without having met you.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  29. Aren't you a sweetie using your gourmet skills for the humming birds, while looking simply wonderful in your kimono and linen pants .

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  30. This is the sweetest post, Connie!! You feeding little hummingbirds and taking photos at them!!
    Unfortunately we have no hummingbirds in Italy and it's a real pity...
    p.s.
    Lovely kimono and very nice on you!

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  31. Oh what a sweet bird! And you look wonderful - we both have the kimono vibe today. xo

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  32. They are delightful little birds. I saw one in my yard this summer . . . maybe I should put out a feeder next spring. This was a lovely post.
    Have a sweet week.
    Connie :)

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  33. I LOVE your posts Connie and you look like a person that really enjoyes the fun stuff in life :) i know all about pain and the dark side belive me but we cant let that demon win :)

    FUN FOREVER :)

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  34. Oh, hi Connie! Good recipe ... so easy for everyone. We have RubyThroats here, and I'm still getting flocks this late in the year. They need to stock up for the big trip south, and you're doing a good thing. Your delightful outfit inspires! I'm gonna' copy you ASAP ... 'ya ROCK, Ms. Snow!!!!

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  35. too cute and how very thoughtful.... loving the sun glasses you look fabulous!!

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  36. So good of you to help the birds!! I'd love to see a real humming bird! We were in France a few years ago and there were these Amazing humming Budd hawk moths that had the appearance of tiny birds but were in fact giant moths that operated on a similar way!!x

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  37. Plus amazing trousers!! I like wide trousers!!x

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