Travel Theme: Distance

Ailsa’s of Where’s My Backpack challenge for the week is Distance.

Am spending the holiday weekend here in the suburbs of St. Louis.  My cousin have set up two hummingbird feeders by her porch.  I watch them all the time feed themselves with syrup.  So far I haven’t seen any male hummingbirds which are much colorful and if you get close to them they just fly away.

So I grabbed a garden chair and waited for the right moment and from a distance observed them.


Yesterday, my cousin and I drove around in Chester, Illinois to see this historical covered bridge which is one of the few left in the state.

St. Mary's River covered bridge

St. Mary’s River covered bridge

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16 Responses to Travel Theme: Distance

  1. viveka says:

    I have never seen a humming bird in my life .. not even at a Zoo .. I think.
    So wonderful and – you have really captured it beautifully .. especially the top photo, it’s like I can see his wings moving. Excellent shot.


  2. Vivien says:

    wow…the hummingbird is so pretty…wonder where they typically hang out.. splendid shot!!!


  3. Vivien says:

    the covered bridge is nice, and they don’t build them anymore. reminds me of the bridges at Madison county, the clint eastwood movie….


  4. Amy says:

    Amazing hummingbird pics! Great capture.


  5. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Viveka. These are females. I wonder where the males went, they are more colorful and are red.


  6. bebs1 says:

    Hi Viv, I want to get a hummingbird feeder and hung it someplace where one can enjoy watching them.


  7. bebs1 says:

    That’s what everyone has in mind when they see one. We drove many miles to find it as we cannot find an address that the GPS would take. In the end it took the old way, asking people, to find it.


  8. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Amy!


  9. viveka says:

    Females .. no wonder they are so busy .. anyhow they are just lovely and you have captured them beautifully.


  10. lolaWi says:

    great pictures of hummingbird! covered bridges are quite charming!


  11. bebs1 says:

    Thank you. This is the first time that I was able to get a decent photo of a bird.


  12. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Viveka. Next time I will watch out for the males.


  13. viveka says:

    I’m not a bird person, no very little what is male and female if I don’t see them on the same time, because males are always more colorful. Ducks I know … *laughing.


  14. I love how you captured the hummingbirds in flight!


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  16. bebs1 says:

    Thanks Dinna.


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