The Hummingbird And The Pink Hollyhocks

Today I noticed a hummingbird was drinking nectar from the pink hollyhocks.
Today I noticed a hummingbird was drinking nectar from the pink hollyhocks.

The hummingbird appeared after the heavy rainstorms we had yesterday. This morning it was sunny, but torrential rains arrived around two this afternoon. It was quite unexpected to see a hummingbird flitting between the hollyhocks and the new morning glory vines.

After the hummingbird spent a few minutes around the hollyhocks, it flew to the top of the patio ceiling, and touched the surface with his bill. I do not know if the hummingbird is male or female, but for the purposes of this blog I decided to refer to the bird as being male.

The hummingbird touched his bill to the ceiling.
The hummingbird touched his bill to the ceiling.

Falling In Love With Morning Glories

I fall in love with morning glories each time a new bloom opens.
I fall in love with morning glories each time a new bloom opens.

It might sounds cheesy to say I fall in love with a flower, but I truly feel inspired every time I see a new morning glory bloom. These flowers are simple enough for anyone to grow in their backyard, and the plants do not need much tending. Below are some morning glory photographs I have captured over the last few days.

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There is also a short video you can watch of a purple morning glory, if you are so inclined.