Monday, April 23, 2012

Lenny step 7 / Cactus Monday

Lenny is born in the year 1962, so for the 2  I picked 2 hummingbirds.
I found these Tufted Coquettes. Aren't they just cute?!
And perfect because of their orange accents.
I know they can be found in Suriname and in parts of South America.

Hummingbirds are considered to be symbols of peace, love and happiness, moreover, ancient pagans held them sacred for their tireless energy and anxiety. In Native American culture, a hummingbird symbolizes timeless joy and the Nectar of Life. It's a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances. They are really spectacular birds, and have a lot to teach a person about self discovery and healing. It stands for immortality. Or sometimes the Sun. Hummingbird is seen by some as a messenger of love and joy. It symbolises energy, wonder and swift action. It is associated with the Ghost Spirit native American religion which teaches a dance that is intended to return the natural balance of the world. The hummingbird represent abundant life and joy.

I have posted this symbolic meaning before but here it is again. I just love it!

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 And since it is Cactus Monday I knew I had an oldie somewhere........
Of a hummingbird on a cactus.
 And you know what?! I found a few on my PC
Could it be the hummingbird is a favorite of mine?
Well, without a doubt I can say yes.
This little beautiful bird is just inspiring and amazing.

Have a hummingbird day:)
Happy Cactus Monday :)
And to our Chief cactuteer:Teri, have a safe trip up North.


  1. a beautiful mandala as always. and love reading about the humming bird, so beautiful and a favorite of my sister in law's who fed them all summer.

  2. oh wow!!! I love the update Marianne!!! Hummingbirds are my favorite....and this background looks amazing!!! oh and how did you get that facebook stuff at the end of your posts!!! I need that!!!!

  3. Hummers were my mom's favorite, and I like them too. Especially when they visit me close up and personal in our back yard.
    This mandala is another prize winner Marianne. What gifts you give with your art. Thanks, I sure enjoy seeing them grow and learning about their meanings.

  4. The coquettes are perfect for this mandala. What a beautiful bird. HCM.

  5. it is wonderful wonderful to see your many hummingbirds, marianne. and your sparkle purples.

    i love how they suspend themselves; patience and a defiance of gravity offering wise lessons

    this is so damn fun to follow. this one it seems to me has a subtly to it: gentle, perhaps like your friend?


  6. Hummers! They are truly the beautiful conveyers of Love and Truth! Perhaps this is why so many of us adore them and always feel blessed when they stop to say *hello*!

    Lenny is so lucky to have Hummers included on her Mandala! Each one you create is a piece of Magic...

    I especially love how you have added that special *sparkle* they have on their necks and chins....

    Just beautiful!!!! Sigh.....


    ♥ Robin ♥

  7. Gogeous Marianne! I must say that i have fallen in love with your blog again.
    Your new header and background are so charming and elegant. i love the pastel style & effect that sue & relax my mind.

    Lately, I saw lovely butterflies and humming birds passing by my house. Today, when I come by, what a surprise that your beautiful hummingbird mandala together with the past lovely hummingbird entries...have stolen my heart away!

    Yes, indeed. Hummingbird is a symbol of love. May this love blossomed and continue to! And let us experience the wonder of Spring with full of amazement and thanksgiving!

  8. I love hummingbirds too, and they are a favorite of my mom's. I got all caught up on your mandala! How cool to see it unfold. They remind me of flowers. A lovely birthday gift! xo

  9. Your Mandala is beautiful, as always, and the two pretty hummingbirds really set it off. I love them as well. We are blessed with many of them here and when I lived in California they were abundant as well... I enjoy watching them swiftly diving for nectar or hovering just to look inside - they are inquisitive little characters and I have often observed them looking at my cat through the window ;-)


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