A couple of week-ends ago, I was trying get ready to have breakfast on the porch, when I noticed a cute shot of my husband's wheelbarrow. He had already gotten out the wheelbarrow and the rake, so that he could get busy in the yard, as soon as we had finished eating. Since, I was already using my camera for this post, I walked out of the screened-in porch to our small deck to shoot the picture.
This is what I saw:
As I was standing there with my camera in hand, I heard the crazy noise of hummingbirds at our feeder, which was just a few feet away. I turned very quietly and started photographing those dear, tiny birds and I wanted to share a few of the picture with you.
First, one of the birds was standing guard on the feeder. He was making that adorable warning sound that hummingbirds make.
Next, an interloper showed up and things really started to get wild. They chased each other all over the yard, but continuously returned to the feeder.
Can you see them? One on each side of the feeder fighting for territory!!
I hope you can make out both birds in this shot - one was sitting on the edge of the feeder with his back to the camera, while the other little bird came zooming in to chase the first one away! Can you see the look in the eye of the second bird - wow! That one looks angry!!
This shot certainly looks like the two hummingbirds had made peace, but I am afraid that they had not! The fighting continued the entire time that we ate breakfast! Oops! I got so carried away with these little birds that I forgot that I am supposed to be writing, about dishes!
This was our setting on the porch - not much planning here! I just threw together a few things and carried them out there.
I bought the green ruffled placemat at Steinmart. At one time, Steinmart carried green ones and gold ones. I bought a supply of both. I though they were so adorable, but it is very difficult to place flatware on them. That is why the soup spoon and teaspoon are not in the usual place at the place setting!
Orange juice, sugar and cream were placed on the rattan server. Coffee and the food were added to the server last to make sure everything was hot, when we were ready to eat.
This wonderful pot, which lives on the server, always, is very precious to me. It was made by some very close friends, Huey and Anne Wheeler of Dawson, Georgia. They are fabulous potters and, if you are on Facebook, you might want to look them up. They are listed as: Folk Pottery by Huey and Anne.
Well, that is all I have to write, about the table setting in this post. However - getting back to the bird story - guess who won???
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