A Fine Day For a Picture!

Well, I thought so, anyway!  We went out for a little ride this afternoon. I thought perhaps everyone would feel a little better breathing in some fresh air. We stopped at a scenic lookout that overlooks Canandaigua Lake. As you can see, the sky provided another wonderful backdrop for an almost breathtaking scene!

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Here is another view….These photos are from the southern end of the lake. The city of Canandaigua is up on the northern shores of the lake.

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And here is a shot looking away from the lake. As you can see, we are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful and picturesque area!  When we first moved here, I kept telling Mark I felt as though I was on this permanent vacation! It really is that nice!

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Meet Attila the Hum!

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Don’t let that cute little face with the beady little eye fool you! Yes, this morning, I sat in the hot tub and witnessed this tiny little unlikely monster attacking all hummingbirds that even came close to *her* feeder!

I watched in total amazement as the little bugger would fly up onto a dead branch and appraise the area. The branch was located about 50 feet away from the said feeder, and about 10 or 15 feet higher than the feeder; if another hummingbird even dared to fly up to the feeder, she quickly and stealthily dive-bombed the innocent and unwitting victim!  I sat in the hot tub for about 45 minutes this morning, just watching the show.

I remember reading a couple of years ago that hummingbirds are quite territorial, but this?