Although it’s February and climate experts said we’d have a helluva El Niño, it hasn’t really appeared. Even if it starts to rain here and there from now, the deluge they’ve been warning us Southern Californians about for half a year will not materialize.
So the drought will continue…
In the meantime, I thought I’d take advantage of the clear blue skies and took some snapshots out in front.
Some winter hummingbirds. They love the tree aloe blooms in my neighbor’s yard:
Just a sprinkle:
And there’s a bazillion of these Kalanchoe Lavender Scallops Variegata (Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi) blooming:
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Beautiful flowers and quite extraordinary birds. Nothing like those in Europe!
Great photos !!!!!!!!!
Not as good as the classic pin-ups!
😀 A different kinda bird is all. 😀
Wonderful series Koji!
Much appreciated…although your shots are much more artistic!
You, good sir, need to check your vision. YOUR shots are AMAZING!!!! California trip will include photography lessons AND fruit tart. 😉
Just??? Make that stunning shots from long beach
Thank you, Ed. BTW, your blog and my Android devices don’t seem to get along. Comments seem to go into an abyss. I had the same hurdle with Gunny, i.e., Chuck, who I miss greatly. I had written my first was a Ruger 10-22LR. 🙂
You are too kind!
Just speaking the truth in love
the hummingbirds look so small, I’ve never seen one. How small are they really?
That’s a good question! Does this help? They are so tiny yet so fast…
Haha reminds me of my little nephew. Considering they are so fast you took a very good shot. Did you take a video? What camera do you use?
Oh, no! The photo of a child’s hand with a Hummingbird was taken by someone else (linked). ☺ As for camera, I only have the Canon 70D; its not a full sensor but used a 200mm Canon f/2.8 lens (no I/S).
Ok. Thank you 🙂
Great shots, Koji! I enjoyed them all.
Thank you, Russ!
Oh…more of your beautiful, breathtaking photos. I love them! You’re such a talented photographer. Your photos make me happy! Glad you share them.
Great shots of hummingbirds. How did you get the bird to sit on the hand?
Somebody else’s! It was linked.
A delight on a very cold and wintery day where I live. Thank you.
The hummingbirds have been all over my garden, too! They love the succulents and I have feeders, but recently the bees have found the feeders and now I’m not sure what to do about that! Your photos are wonderful, Koji. I’m not ready to completely give up on rain! I heard a climatologist from JPL still quite sure we’ll have lots of rain…kind of hard to believe when it’s 90 degrees in February, though, I do admit!
That’s one reason I’ve stayed away from feeders. Besides, my kids will never tend to it. ☺ I wish it would rain too… I guess my thought was even if it rains from today, the massive flooding and such they predicted for so will have fewer chances to occur now. The drought continues! Good bye to washing cars!
Brilliant photography, as always. Lovely to see the birds and flowers in such detail.
Wow! An absolutely beautiful series of photos, my friend! In the summer we have humming birds here, though they are not all that common so it’s always a treat to see one. What fun it would be to photograph them among such exquisite flowers. Well done, Koji! :))
Thanks, madlyinlovewithlife… and I’ve been AWOL and missed your excellent culinary artistry!