I think you're very cleverand very kindly too,to look out for the hummingbirdsto stop them feeling blue.Now Teddy has his jumper backbut bubbles shan't be popped, but all the little birds applaud as frost will now be stopped!xxxxx
Oh, thank you for your rhymed reply ~It brightened up my day :)and, Snowbird, it just goes to showwe're close...yet, far away!
Good thinking Glo. Bubble wrap is useful as a Winter insulator. If it gets very cold I wrap some round my wormery to stave off the chilling wind.
Hi John ~ I got the idea of the bubble wrap from a hummingbird link, so I'm hoping it will do the job. Interesting to know you use it as well for insulation. :)
What an excellent idea Glo and thank goodness Teddy has his sweater back - it just isn't right to have a naked teddy on the tree. Best wishes for 2013 - hope it's a good one.
Hi Elaine ~ I was happy to see the hummingbird arrive at the insulated feeder just after I had hung it up. The red pipe cleaner with a red bead on each end may have added to its attraction ;) It's the first time Teddy has had his sweater removed, so now that I know it's removable...I could knit him a whole wardrobe! Happy New Year to you too, Elaine ~ and yes, here's hoping for an especially good one!
I love it. A poem in the comments of a poem post. What a brilliant idea to keep the nectar available for your feathered friends.
Yes, Nikki, wasn't that a delightful rhyming comment from Snowbird? :) I hope the bubble wrap keeps the nectar from freezing...I change it every few days, so that also helps. Happy New Year!
Lovely lyrical post, and comment, about a brilliant idea. Happy New Year! Flighty xx
Thanks Flighty! So far, so good. Slightly below 0C temps at night so I will check it today and see if it's still liquid! Happy New Year to you, too!
A delightful post Glo. I was very concerned about poor Teddy being stripped naked :-( and so relieved when his sweater was returned ;-) I have some bubble wrap around my garden tap to prevent it freezing, it is very useful....and also such a temptation to 'pop' :-) You now have me completely intrigued by the red pipe cleaner with red beads on the ends....I can remember twisting ordinary white pipe cleaners into shapes at infant school but red with beads?? Please put me out of my misery and tell me what they are used for other than making Hummingbird feeders look smart!
Thanks ShySongbird! Re the pipe cleaner ~ I used to work with young children in an elementary school, so I have acquired a variety of crafty items over the years. When I was thinking of something to wrap around the feeder that was fairly sturdy, I checked through my crafty drawers and came across the pipe cleaners. Hummingbirds are attracted to red, so that's the one I chose! The ends were rather sharp, so I found a couple of red beads in another crafty drawer, and poked them on the ends and turned down the sharp ends. So there you have it! The one and only hummingbird-feeder-belt-pipe-cleaner-red-bead thingy :) I wonder if Martha Stewart would be interested in adding it to her post of crafts with pipe cleaners?....LOL
Whoops! Wishing you a very Happy New Year Glo :-)
Thank you and a most Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family :)
Best wishes to you and your family Glo, for 2013
Thanks John, and Happy New Year, to you, too!
Your so great with the camera, the little birds shots are great. Happy New Year to you.
Thanks for your kind comment greenthumb! I notice on your site you have started up a Photo Scavenger Hunt for January! Count me in :)For those interested, here is the list for January!January's ListColdWarmSignFood12ProduceBlueMailboxA ViewReflectionA StatueDoorDrop over to greenthumbs site, and join in too :)
I love how think. Your posts are always clever, unique and fun.