Past to Present
Growing up I can remember sitting at my grandmother's kitchen window watching the hummingbirds in the mornings as they hovered around the feeders. Over the years I would hear that distinct humming sound and instinctively look for them.
Now over the past 15 years, I've moved around a lot, so I've never really been able to just settle into one place for very long. However, in the past 5 years, I've come as close to settling down as I could. In 2015 I discovered that I had 2 hummingbirds that would kind of hand around with me while I was doing my morning chores. So with that discovery I bought a glass feeder and some nectar.
Over the next couple of days I watched these beautiful birds in order to find an appropriate place to hang the feeder. Due to having several barn cats, I decided to hang the feeder on the front porch, which was where I would sit in the mornings and drink my coffee and watch the sunrise.
Unfortunately, this feeder lasted about 2 months. Note for anyone living on the prairie/plains or windy areas, make sure your feeder is hung securely. I learned a great deal as to the quality and type of various feeders on the market. Also learned that the plastic feeders don't last if hung in the direct sun. The glass feeders are much easier to clean.