“Hummers”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


Our sweet little hummingbirds are still hanging around.  We have put out more feeders because there are so many hummers around.  I feel sorry for them because of the two big storms back to back have really destroyed most of the flowers that they have been feeding on.  The salvia has started reblooming which helps and other plants like the fire bush are also starting to bloom again. 



 My fire bush always dies down in the winter, so it never really gets very big.  This plant, in particular, is a hummingbird magnet.


It seems that Hurricane Ike has not been as bad as predicted.  I am so glad that the several Texas bloggers that I have heard from are doing fine.  But, bad weather is not finished in other parts of the country.  As the remnants of Ike passed through Louisville, my nephew said there were gusts to 70 mph, and all but one of the shutters on his house and five trees in the neighborhood were toppled.  I’ll be glad when all this bad weather is over.



  1. nancybond said,

    September 14, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Thank goodness that Ike wasn’t quite as damaging to a lot of areas as originally forecast. Our hummers have finally all gone…haven’t seen any for a bout a week. 😦

  2. Racquel said,

    September 14, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    What a wonderful hummingbird plant! I’ll be glad when Hurricane season is over Jan.

  3. Alexandra said,

    September 15, 2008 at 5:55 am

    This hurricane weather has been tough on so many. We continue to pray for the folks touched by this weather, and for the safety of their family and friends.

    I envy you having so many humming birds around. They are beautiful and I so want to see one in real life! 😉

    I hope you have a great week!

  4. September 15, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    We were very lucky… I hope our luck continues through hurricane season.

  5. Jan said,

    September 15, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Yes, Nancy, every one was fortunate Ike did not strengthen. As for the hummers, the males usually leave in August and the females the end of September, but not this year. They are still cavorting around here.

    Racquel, firebush is a great hummingbird attracting plant. After seeing the terrible weather Ike caused all the way into Canada, I bet you aren’t the only one who will be glad when hurricane season is over.

    Hey, Alexandra, thanks for the good thoughts on those who have suffered from the bad storms. I wish I could get a photo of the hummers like some of the other bloggers have. Next spring put out a feeder and I am sure you will see a hummer before long.

    ND, now that we have a few cool fronts coming through, that should keep the bad. old hurricanes away.

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