Novica Give Away!

upon a small limb

a nest made of lichen and gossamer spider webs

a tiny humming bird
lays two eggs

they are sat upon with care
day after day

tiny beaks 
peck and peck

two babies are born

the nest is made of gossamer spider webs
so that it can stretch as the babies grow


affiliated with National Geographic
has generously offered 
one of my lucky blog guests
a $50 gift certificate

my niece chose a lovely embroidered bracelet for herself:

the winner can choose from anything on the:
so many choices:
Novica's items are made from artisans all over the world
they come beautifully wrapped and awesome quality
how lucky that they like my blog readers!
winner will be announced:
July 28th, 2013

simply leave a comment
and you will be included in the draw
(or say: no thank you if you would not like to win but would still like to say something
 about the hummingbirds)
Thank you Novica!!



  1. You have a keen eye for nature, Tammie.
    I've never thought of hummingbirds building
    such specialized nests . . . I thought they were
    always in flight (ha.)
    Great photos, and I always learn something
    at your blogsite.
    Nicely done.

  2. Life itself ...
    Some pictures that tell the most beautiful sense of existence.
    Love it!
    A kiss Tammie.

    The bracelets are beautiful!

  3. Les photos de cette petite famille de colibris sont adorables... Comment ne pas être fasciné à la vue d'une tel merveilleux spectacle !
    Merci pour le partage.

    Un très joli bracelet...

    Gros bisous à vous.

  4. I never knew this about hummingbirds. Fascinating, and gorgeous pics!

  5. Tammie, how lovely to follow your photos of this homely nest and arrive at the best moment, those precious and adorable baby hummingbirds sitting side by side, sweetly asleep in their warm and cozy home!

  6. The hummingbirds are so dear, how did you manage such great shots!?

    Please enter me in your prize drawing too, what a fun thing to win.

  7. Love Novica - so many great things~

  8. Estupendo seguimiento del nacimiento de esos bellos colibrís, y mi enhorabuena por ese premio.


  9. Amazing pictures of the nest and young birds.

  10. Ha tammie, beautiful photo's of the Hummingbirds
    A beautiful structure the birds have well thought about it
    Tammie what do you have this beautiful little family bird mapped!!.
    Greetings Christiene.

  11. Definitely ingenious! Fab shots of these amazing creatures.

  12. What an amazing nest! It's a work of art! That last photo is amazing and so touching too! It's the first time I've seen a humming bird's nest.
    What a pretty orange bracelet your niece chose for herself!

  13. It could not imagine that there could be so many tenderness resting on a branch.
    Really beautiful.


  14. amazing tammie that you got to see this...do thy use the nest again...I would bring it in a display it...i have a small tree full of them in the Dining room ...sprayed for lice of course.

  15. This was fabulous to see !!
    We had oodles of hummingbirds on the farm . I post about them ,along with photos, but I never have I seen a hummingbird nest in our trees.
    What a treat for you ... and us to see this.
    Thank you so much for this share.

  16. Beautiful photos Tammy..the bracelete is awesome..HUgs.

  17. The babies are so beautiful! I must tell you that this nest is absolutely ingenious. Not only is it one of the most gorgeous nests I've ever laid eyes on, but it is so practical as well. The animal world never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for a generous giveaway!

  18. AnonymousJuly 17, 2013

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I love Novica's table runners!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

  19. You're setting down a great photographic record for posterity Tammie. Wonderful images.

  20. Beutiful! This is life, anyway.

  21. Their hammocks are beautiful, perfect for experiencing Nature.

  22. Wow, thanks for update photos on the hummingbirds. So much beautiful nature around you. It's no wonder your photos and art are filled with such beauty, calmness and tranquility.

  23. Oh wow, beautiful pictures! I just love the hummingbirds, but have never seen the babies! So precious!!!
    Thanks for the fun giveaway! They have such nice merchandise!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

  24. I would love to win! Novica has such great products.

  25. Thanks for you kind words..I wish you a nice day

  26. Oh, how precious!! Those little baby birds are too cute for words!

  27. Beautiful site. I'm glad I stumbled upon this. I saw the loveliest bald eagle yesterday, bet you would have taken a lovely photo of it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  28. ...sO crazy beautiful!...(O:

  29. i've always wondered where my little hummingbirds sleep...they're always so active by my feeder. wow!

    thanks for the giveaway...i love novica!

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

  30. i love hummingbirds - my neighbor has a bird feeder for them and we often see them feeding. thanks for the pictures and thanks for the giveaway!


  31. Beautiful photos! I like the beauty of this sequence from the nest!

  32. You and Novica are so generous, Tammie! Love that bracelet that your niece chose! Also love your pictures of the hummingbird and her nest.

  33. Exquisite! Tiny gifts in your photos.

  34. i would love to be entered! i love novica and those humming birds are so cute!

    dtdady at gmail dot com

  35. Count me in your giveaway please!
    I love the pics of the hummingbirds - I'm in the UK and I have never seen one!!

  36. Hi Tammie, how beautiful the way the hummingbirds build their nests... i have appreciated seeing all your photos so much and it's inspired me to get out there again with a camera to focus on all the beauty in the world... x x love and thanks Jo Pearce

  37. I love Novica (and hummingbirds). I have been thrilled with my purchases from Novica.

  38. I love your hummingbird nest and nestling photos. You have a great eye, and it was very well done to get such great photos of them. I hope that their success continues! (maybe you'll see them fledge!)

  39. AnonymousJuly 19, 2013

    OH, what tiny faces - such lovely shots

  40. Tammie, your photos are so stunning, omg...you never cease to amaze me. please count me in. thanks so much.

  41. Such a beautiful little collection of photos, Tammie. Happy weekend. x

  42. Your photographs are so vivid I could almost reach out and touch the wee feathers.

  43. Such vivid and breathtaking photos of the hummers and nest Tammie! :)
    I've a new immature female coming to my feeder this year and she is soooo tiny. At first I thought she was a baby but after looking it up realized she is just immature...meaning probably first year. Your photos really tell a true story.

    I'd love to be included in the giveaway and will be going over to Novica to check their items out...the bracelet is gorgeous. :)

    Hope your summer is going well and that you are finding peace and much joy...

    In Cascading Blessing,

  44. Ingenious is right. And magical! I hope those babies live beautiful lives.

  45. Tammie... your photography is breath taking.. stunning... thank for the opportunity to win a prize also...

    Jenny ♥

  46. AnonymousJuly 21, 2013

    Your images are so very beautiful-I've been sitting here scrolling through them. It made me thankful that nature is so beautiful and that you have shared your glimpses of it with us. :)

  47. AnonymousJuly 21, 2013

    I adore the Batik robe, 'Misty Javanese Forest' on novica.com!

  48. Dear Tammie, How lucky to have a precious Hummingbird nest so close to your home or some building. Wonderful captures of these treasures of our gardens. You seem to be at eye level with the nest . . . is it low or are you on a ladder? Is this a Ruby-throated Hummingbird? I look forward to seeing them grow through your lens. Hugs from the northeast.

  49. hi Carol,
    it has been a joy to watch these little beings be born and grow up, they are still in the nest. The mama built the nest below eye level! on a branch that does indeed sway in the wind. One of the babies appears to be 1/3rd larger than the other, it must be more aggressive when fed and most certainly at this point can reach up for the food easier than the other. amazing to see. thank you for asking.

  50. Oh you have such stunning images of the hummers. Just beautifully photographed, TL!

  51. This post would make a sweet children's book! Beautiful photos!

  52. lots of comments here

    that humming bird is so so clever, an expanding nest is something I have never seen before.


  53. Preciosas capturas, hermosa entrada, unas imágenes muy dulces!
    Abrazos desde Argentina.

  54. "Spirithelpers" has been included in an edition of Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July 2013. Be assured that I hope this helps to point many new visitors (not to mention customers!) in your direction.


  55. That M0ther Nature is brilliant, g0ssamer spider webs t0 stretch as the babies gr0w?!!.. I am amazed that y0u can get such ph0t0s!

  56. Oh, Tammie--what an incredible set of photos. I just love them. I am sure faeries must be lingering near.

    These fill my eyes to the very brim.

  57. How fun to see the hummingbirds grow. I wonder if the hummingbird lays the eggs on different days, which may also explain the size difference. I know that an owl's eggs also hatch at different times, contributing to different sized owlets.

  58. Wow, that's a seriously cozy nest!!!
    So cute!


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