Towel in the Willow

My hummingbird is back. And the corkscrew willow is new to our yard. My husband planted it this spring. And it leans a little and had to be supported in the winds. So Husband put part of a towel around a branch with a string attached and tied it to the fence. Hummingbird arrived  and although there’s a hanging feeder for him, he was attracted to the towel in the willow. He must have thought it was a flower because he flew straight for it, nearly bumping into it.



But then he tried to taste it. Didn’t work, but he kept trying. Poor baby! I really think I must talk to Husband about this.  What do you think?

What flower is this?

What flower is this?

© 2014 Freeda Baker Nichols

13 comments on “Towel in the Willow

  1. Tammy Mykel says:

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. dotlatjohn says:

    Ours are back, too. One is very selfish and keeps driving the other away. Your pictures are wonderful. He’ll eventually get hungry enough to go find the feeder, I bet!


  3. Just want to say “thanks” for all the views, comments, and likes! Your feedback is encouraging!


  4. Linda Baie says:

    Poor thing! Love seeing the pictures, and hope the problem can be solved, Freeda.


  5. what a wonderful photo…capturin him in flight…I’m sure he was starting to wonder about this “Towel Flower”…


  6. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    Poor humming bird just flapping his wings in the air. Probably thinking “well have never seen this before”. 🙂


  7. Catherine Johnson says:



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