An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation


  • angelala

    beautiful. i say my very fist hummingbird in our new home after planting a million lantanas and a butterfly bush. i now see them almost on a daily basis. amazing creatures. your shot is beautiful.

  • I love hummingbirds. There’s something about taking a picture every day…It’s like this record of the millions of thing in life that you see and instantly forget. So many moments gone but here it’s like you saved one. Just one but a beautiful one.

    I hope you don’t mind if I copy this idea (not as a blog idea but as a kind of personal experiment to see what I forget I saw in the course of a year).

  • Wow… great shot. Very effective composition and depth-of-field.

    Next time I have a couple grand burning a hole in my pocket, I might have to add a Nikon D70 to my camera collection. My manual-focus Minolta, 2.1 megapixel Fuji digital, and Lomo LC-A could all use some company. 🙂

  • good shot of a humming bird in action

  • Trina

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your website. I’ve been reading it for quite some time and actually have referred it to people. I am so crazy happy for you and your new found ability to sleep. I’ve been there, I totally know what you are going through. I give you much props and much love for recognizing it and doing something about it and NOT being afraid to tell people so. You are my American Idol! Can you sing too?

    P.S. More (maybe daily) pics of Leta and Chuck please 🙂

  • that is a great pic. but in my sick mind i’m pretending that the hummingbird food is actually vodka.

  • Gia

    I live on the purportedly snake infested island of Guam. Oh how I’d love to be able to put out a feeder and actually have birds come and … feed. Much less, take photos of them. Don’t get me wrong, we have some birds … and Mariah Carey had nothing to do with them. All in all, if I were to one day wake to the melodious sound of bird song, I would probably say the same thing I said my first morning in Hawaii… SHUT UP!!! Oh and I love the revamp and I still say $1 for every posted comment.

  • Carla Beth

    My sister says that a zoo in Germany has cows. Everyone ooh’s and ahh’s when they see those cows. My friend regularly has four and five hummingbirds on her feeder. I think she spikes their food. Heather, you’re a woman to admire, not hate.

    Peace and apples.

  • As always, the pics are great. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. What I wouldn’t give for a nap right now. Take one for me!

  • I adore your site. I’m sure EVERYBODY says that to you, but I do. I’ve been reading it for a while and have you linked on my site and just LOVE it. I also am anamored (sp? I can’t spell…) with the cow bells. My dad grew up on a farm. I’ve heard lots of cow stories ;).

    The reason for this comment is your “about” page really – funniest about page I’ve read in a while. And being in my early 20’s and feeling desperately lost and like life will never change it’s kind of nice to read how someone elses life went in all crazy directions and now you seem so content 🙂 It’s just great to know you on the ‘net!

    *hugs, because I do that*

  • I love your hummingbird! We can only see them is zoos here in England. I tried feeding the birds in my garden but got freaked by the giant rat that scoffed all the food…

  • Kimberley

    Pretty nice there, Dooce. GLad to hear that you are on the up and up.

  • StacyG

    Great shot! I liked your post today too. You sound so “grounded”, for lack of a better word.

  • Sweet picture. I love hummingbirds.

  • anonyMouse

    Nice Pic. I love the colors.

  • Pointy Bird

    O pointy birds, o pointy pointy,
    Anoint my head, anointy-nointy.

    -John Lillison

  • Nevermind, I guess the squirrels wouldn’t want hummingbird food…ignore me.

  • Uhm, my bird feeder is covered with squirrels…yours has actual BIRDS on it? I am impressed.

  • dooce-a-holic

    Beautiful pic! I only wish I had about 1/100 of the photo-taking ability you and Jon possess.

    Oh and by the way…

    I LOVE THE NEW SITE! My life needed more cowbell and BAM there it is! I’m so glad you’re feeling better and! Best wishes from a possible stalker 🙂

  • You are a great photographer! Have you looked at some of the photo memes around? Might be fun for you to check out….here are some I like:

    They’re a lot of fun!

    Also quick question about the google ads…do you make money when we click on them or when we buy from them? Just curious. Want to make you some money if I can! 🙂

  • ereed

    purchased a D70 last weekend and the “included” lens was 18-70mm. at least thats what ritz camera had.

  • The color of the tree is so warm and happy. that’s a damn warm and happy picture.

  • PixelPushr

    The D70 usually comes with a Nikkor 18-80mm lens, if that is any help in determining what focal length was used.

  • Can you send that bird to my house? Our hummingbird feeder liquid usually just evaporates in the sun, unused by whatever hummingbirds Nebraska purports to have.

    I love your new layout. It’s quite cool.

  • kim

    wow. this is awesome. wow.

  • Randino

    Nicely done. I’m happy to see you posting photos daily.

  • If you’re feeling really camera-geeky, there’s actually a plugin for Movable Type that will read the EXIF information from your photos.

    Here’s the URL:

    (For those not familiar with EXIF, it’s basically a bunch of metainformation stored with your image when the camera takes the photo, like whether you had the flash on, what the shutter speed and focal length was, etc.)

  • um, i don’t know. i just used the lens that came with the camera.

  • Nice shot. Not to be a photodweeb, but what length lens did you use for this?

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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