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Fall flowers and hummingbirds

Weekend again! Welcome to the weekend flowers garden!

Though outdoor temperatures are low (10-15° C), some flowers like the cool weather.

From now on, till the first of November we will see the most beautiful fall flowers, especially chrysanthemums, of the year.

On the 1st of November is All Saints' Day. Like in most European countries, we celebrate the "Day of the Dead" on this day.
Fall flowersPink chrysanthemum-macro
Most families visit cemeteries to remember deceased loved ones and decorate gravestones with chrysanthemums. Gardeners are holding their best flowers for this day when money doesn't count.
Golden-orange chrysanthemumAs I can't post all my autumn flower photos on the blog, I show them up in the following video.
At the last part oft the video I have a recording with some very small and speedy creatures, which look like hummingbirds (Kolibri). All I could clearly see with my eyes was that they are about 4 cm long. They are flying with such speed that the eye is unable to distinguish the details.
Although hummingbirds don't live in our parts, they showed up in different parts of the country, to the astonishment of the few witnesses, who also managed to take some still pictures (unlike me).

If you have the patience to watch the video, those who saw hummingbirds in real life, please let me know what these are.

21 comments:

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Hi Maia: Your video of flowers was really beautiful. The visitor in the last few slides was a hummingbird moth. You do not see a lot of them but when you do it is special. Have a great weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

I was looking for Mr Linky, but don´t find it. Are there trouble again? It was yesterday at my place :(

You have so many beautiful flowers. :)

Lui said...

We also have All Souls Day and All Saints Day on November 1 and 2. The whole cemetery becomes filled with families visiting their departed loved ones and having a reunion!

Mumsy said...

What a beautiful collection of fall flowers, Maia! I'm going to watch the video now..Have a good weekend!

Icy BC said...

I have to say that looks like a hummingbird to me, and your flowers are gorgeous!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, Maia, this video just took my breath away. The butterfly shots were amazing and to capture not just one but two hummingbirds is quite magical. Yes, they are hummingbird moths. There were some flowers I did not recognize yet were all gorgeous. About 4 minutes into the video there is one red stem like flower and I was wondering if that was astilbe. Such a soothing and serene video with the perfect music to take us on a journey through nature. I loved it.

Kim, USA said...

Hello!! Yes it's a hummingbird and you had two! I'd like to ask what's the name of the flower that the hummingbird visited. Seems that they like it among the other flowers. Happy weekend!

Kathy said...

I loved your slide show. And I thought the music you chose to accompany it was just perfect! A hummingbird moth, eh? What an interesting little creature. As usual, your pictures are spectacular!

Kebeni said...

oh that pale pink chrysanthemum is divine, i love the teensy dark spot on the outside of the petal

Maria Berg said...

Aaaa I see that you got a answered here, in the comment from Gardening... I have only seen a humming brid when I visit Boliva many years ago.
MB

Sara Chapman said...

Hi Maia,

I very much enjoyed your slideshow. Nicely done. That is definitely a hummingbird, although what kind I do not know. They zoom around so cutely, don't they? Perhaps put out a feeder for them and they will come by more often. They do love red and pink flowers, especially the tall, tubular kinds.

maiaT said...

Many thanks everyone for the lovely comments.

I've just woke up and saw that some of you had problems with the list.
I checked; Linky tool had upgraded to a new server and ask for understanding for eventual downtime.
If you encounter problems, please come back a little later and let me know so I can report it.
I hope it will not happen again, thanks for your patience.

Jama said...

I enjoyed the video, all the flowers are so beautiful! and I love the pink aster, over here I've seen mostly in purple, never in pink. But good thing is they bloom all year long, due to our tropical heat.

BJ Roan said...

The stills are beautiful and really enjoyed the video. Lovely music to go with lovely flowers. Your mystery guest is a moth. It is called a Hummingbird Moth. They do resemble a hummingbirds though, don't they?

bfarr said...

I love mums. They are such happy, colorful flowers and your shots are perfection. I especially like the Orange one. Have a nice weekend.

maiaT said...

Poetic Shutterbug
No it's not astilbe, it's an Amaranth type, I think, Amaranthus Cruentas Velvet Curtains with reddish leaves.
I have some astilbe pictures but I had no space for more flowers in this series.

Kim,
I'm sorry, I don't know the name of the flower but I'll try to identify it on the web, later.

Katie said...

I absolutely love your third shot!!! Such gorgeous color!

Linnea said...

That looks and acts like a hummingbird to me. Maybe it heard about all those fabulous flowers and made the trek there to enjoy them. Thanks for hosting the weekly flower show!

Carol said...

Beautiful flowers !

Judy said...

I love that flower arrangement! I love the colours, and the shape, and the way you have used common flowers that are not often displayed this way!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Lovely floral arrangement. And the details and color in the image of the orange mum are gorgeous.

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