Friday, May 1, 2020

Five On Friday: My Passion For Purple and a Recipe For Hummingbird Nectar

Good FRIDAY Morning, Ladies! 😊

I don't make it over here often on Fridays, but it's wonderful when I do! I'm so happy to be with you all today and am excited to be trying something new! 

I first discovered Five on Friday posts over at my friend, Jean's, site,  So Not Organized. After finding out that Five on Friday posts are pretty universal and that there are no link-ups required, I decided to try my hand at one.

My topic passion for purple! 💜

Purple is my favorite least at the moment it is. 😆

Let's take a look to see what's purple in my world today...

1) My Favorite Iris 💜

My Favorite of All Irises

We got starts of these irises from a friend several years ago and they are, without a doubt, my favorite of all irises. They are light purple in color and smell just like grape Kool-aid! 😋 The original starts came from our friend's dad's garden, so we have named them after our friend's dad. We call them the "Keith Miller" irises. They stand as a testimony and remembrance of a man we never had the privilege of meeting, but respect the memory of all the same.

2) Wild Hyacinth 💜

Wild Hyacinth

These pretty wildflowers are blooming on the tallgrass prairie of southwest Missouri right now. We saw several of them on our hike over the weekend.

3) Bird's Foot Violet 💜

Bird's Foot Violet
This is another pretty wildflower that is blooming on the prairie right now. Notice the leaves? They are shaped like a bird's foot. Thus, the name! 

4) Deep Purple Iris 💜

Purple Irises Blooming in Our Front Yard
These irises were my Aunt Linda's favorite. A day or two before her death, she was unconscious and was taken to the hospital. I sent one of these pretty irises along with her. Just in case she woke up, I wanted it to be there waiting for her. Aunt Linda passed away seven years ago yesterday, but you can still read her writings HERE.

5) Purple Hummingbird Feeder 💜

Hummingbird at Feeder
couple of years ago my cousin gifted me with this lovely purple hummingbird feeder. It's my favorite and the hummingbirds seem to like it pretty good, too! They're always out there...flitting around, sipping the nectar that I make and fill it and the other hummingbird feeders with. 

For anyone wanting the recipe, just mix 1 part plain, white, granulated sugar to 4 parts water and stir until the sugar dissolves. Store unused nectar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Well, that's it for my first Five on Friday! I hope you all have had a great week and an even better weekend! Blessings over all!

Until next time...

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  1. I wish we had humming birds to cook for. I do have purple iris in my garden but they are not in flower yet. I agree they are a beautiful flowerror.

    1. I don't know where you live, Anne, but am guessing that if you hung a few feeders filled with nectar you'd be able to lure some in. I've even seen feeders at Dollar Tree. And, yes, irises are so beautiful! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  2. We've been seeing hummingbirds here and there. Reminds me I need to pick up a new feeder (old plastic one broke plus I've heard glass is better for avoiding ants?). Love your irises. So pretty, can never seem to convince mine to actually bloom. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. If I can remember, Jean, the next time you're down I'll send some new starts with you from mine in a variety of colors. Hope you had a nice weekend! :)

  3. Love the purple flowers and the bird feeder! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 12, open May 1 to 26. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.


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