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Nature responds to things "simple"

Dear Friends:
Holland Hill's cute little 3-tube feeder (colorized by web-guy)Humans can be quite smug and self absorbed. Especially those who think they have the universe all figured out, or expect that there is but one correct answer to every question.

So, when customers ask: which hummingbird feeder does J.J. Cardinal recommend?  We show off the features and benefits of several designs...but inevitably we gravitate to the simple twisted copper designs from Holland Hill. That's because the hummingbirds in my yard gravitate to these feeders in a big way. They are the hummer's first, second and third most popular feeders (among many) available too them in my little neck of the woods. Perhaps it's the natural look and appearance with twisted leaf-like perches.  The smart design allow multiple feeders to be "ganged" or grouped. Some folks even hang a small flowering plant below the feeder. Hummingbirds sure love these simple little feeders hand-crafted from heavy gauge copper and glass by artists right here in the USA. Or, maybe the appeal is minimal use of extruded parts...only the red cap is made from plastic. Go figure.

My hubby (the faithful web-guy) and I enjoy the lyrics of Iris Dement's "Let The Mystery Be":

Everybody's wonderin' what and where they all came from. Everybody's worryin' 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done. But no one knows for certain and so it's all the same to me. I think I'll just let the mystery be. [more info]

Enjoy nature!

Louise Dawson

PS: not only do hummer's prefer Holland Hill design, but so do Baltimore Orioles and many other birds [see more designs here » ].


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