Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop…Humming along

Posted: March 15, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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It’s the Ides of March, the anniversary of the death of Julius Caesar and also my birthday, although the latter occurred more than a few years after Julius’ death!  Anyway, Joey asked me to mention my birthday here so that she could send me birthday wishes, so I heard (OK, read) and obeyed.  Here you go, Joey!

Atop” is today’s theme, like the candles atop a birthday cake, (which I’m not having, although I’ll probably have a dark beer tonight from those my husband gave me as a gift.  Better than cake!)  Outside my parents’ Arizona home is a tree beloved by this little hummingbird, atop the branches in this photo.  He’s a colorful guy with a huge bill for dipping into flowers.

© janet m. webb 2017


  1. bythebriny says:

    Wonderful shot of this sweet little hummer.

  2. slfinnell says:

    rare to see them sit still. Love hummingbirds!!

  3. joey says:

    A very happy birthday to you! 😀 Enjoy!

    Oh, and great photo!

  4. margaret21 says:

    What an amazing shot. Great take on the theme.

  5. İyi Akşamlar &

    Good Evening &

    Guten Tug &

    Bonjour &

    Buonpomeriggio &

    ¡buenos tardes


  6. ecopoet says:

    Happy B-day – & humming birds are amazing – thanks for sharing

  7. Great Capture! 🙂

  8. nowathome says:

    Such a stunning photo, Janet!

  9. nowathome says:

    HAppy birthday, Janet! Hope you had a great day!!!

  10. SoyBend says:

    Happy birthday! That hummer’s scruff is up so he looks really “tough.”

  11. Happy birthday Janet! :o) xxx

  12. Happy, happy birthday. I know you must be turning ’29’ because I’m hanging in at ’49’. 🙂 Love this special feathered friend of yours. I also love beer, but birthday cake with frosting comes in higher on my list than beer. 🙂

    • 29. Yeah, right! 🙂 I’m not a big fan of cake, unless it’s carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, but we stopped by the local bakery on the way back and I splurged on the ridiculously large and ridiculously priced cinnamon roll for my “cake.” I’ve only had a bit, as I’m full from lunch, but it’s quite good. Don’t know why they can’t make one half the size, which would still be more than enough, and half the price. 🙂


  13. Sad to hear about the absence of bday cake J. If you’d have given us a few days notice we could have organised something for you thru bdaycake.com. Pity. Nevertheless – Happy bday 4m MB!

    • Thanks, MB. Feel free to just send me some dates (and don’t even start on the dating sort of dates.) Years ago, Bill worked with someone from Morocco who brought back dates that were fabulous. He also picked up some beautiful Berber silver jewelry for Bill to surprise me with at Christmas one year.


  14. Sandra says:

    Beautiful picture, Janet. Well done.

  15. marianallen says:

    Happy birthday! When you finish your beer, have one for me — I love dark beer!

    • I had a lovely one with lunch, with just a hint of Scotch in it, and we’ll split on tonight after we get back from church and are watching the hockey game. I’ll raise my glass in your direction. 🙂


  16. Norm 2.0 says:

    Happy Birthday!

  17. thirdeyemom says:

    Love hummingbirds yet they are hard to capture. Great job Janet!

  18. pattisj says:

    Happy birthday, Janet! Cute hummer!

  19. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Happy Birthday and congrats on the photo. Finding a hummer in a tree is no mean feat.

  20. Leya says:

    Great shot – and Happy Birthday! I am glad the occation is celebrated, despite Julius…I have never understood why people celebrate the deathdays?

  21. Suzanne says:

    Happy birthday. What a lovely birthday visitor.

  22. anne leueen says:

    Wonderful photo of this little fellow. Happy Birthday to you .

  23. lexklein says:

    Cute little guy … and happy birthday!

  24. Anita says:

    Happy birthday, Janet! 🎂
    That’s an adorable hummingbird.

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  26. Thanks for the early morning smile…

    • My pleasure, Sally. I wondered (in the sense of being filled with wonder) each time I saw him how often he was there and just sitting, something that seemed so unusual for a hummingbird. But he brightened each day he was there.


  27. Tina Schell says:

    Well Happy Happy birthday Janet!! You need at least a cupcake so you can blow out a candle!! Loved your little hummingbird 🙂

    • He’s so bright and beautiful that it makes me happy just to see him. The huge cinnamon roll I bought beat the pants off any cupcake I could have had. Candles? Who cares? 🙂

  28. Su Leslie says:

    A (very) belated Happy Birthday Janet.

  29. They’re so cute when perched! Great shot and Happy Birthday!

  30. Happy Birthday, Janet! Great hummingbird, too:)

  31. Ruth says:

    Those feathers are the color of jewels. Nice!

  32. Tresa's Art says:

    Tremendous shot of the hummingbird! Spring is coming!

  33. Happy Belated Birthday!

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