Hummingbird Cards, Nature Prints, & More

San Jose, California | 55 Sales


Hummingbird Cards, Nature Prints, & More

San Jose, California 55 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Susan Taylor Brown

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Susan Taylor Brown


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The Power of a Hummingbird

I came to photography by way of my native garden and my writing life. A few years ago we ripped out the lawns in our typical Silicon Valley yard (tiny and surrounded by cement) and put in California native plants. Water conservation was an issue but moreover I wanted to create a wildlife habitat. Over time the birds and the bees and even the worms returned.Suddenly I had a yard full of critters but I had no idea what they were called. I grabbed my camera and started snapping photos and then returned to the computer to try and identify them all.

Sometimes it worked and I learned to tell a chestnut-backed chickadee from a goldfinch. Sometimes it was harder to tell what kind of bug or butterfly I had. But it didn't take long before I was hooked on the way our garden was coming to life.

In 2012 an Anna's hummingbird, whom I named Lily, began to build a nest in my backyard. I documented her daily work on the nest and the subsequent laying of the eggs. When rats stole her eggs the day before they were expected to hatch, I was devastated and wondered if I would ever pick up the camera again. I did. Lily helped me learn to be still. In learning to be still she taught me to see. In learning to see she taught me to hear. In learning to listen, I have learned more of what I want to say.

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  • Susan Taylor Brown

    Owner, Photographer, Poet, Artist, Writer Of Many Things!

    Everything is possible, just not all at the same time. I have to keep reminding myself of that. Life is good!

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Last updated on November 11, 2012
Thank you for visiting my shop. I hope you'll find something here to delight you. I specialize in blank note cards with nature scenes but you will also find a variety of other photographs, depending on my current interests. If you are looking for something in particular, please let me know. I'd love to put together a special package just for you!

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Please shop carefully. Email me with any questions before purchasing.

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PayPal is my standard payment option.
As of now, I only ship within the United States. I will expand as the shop ramps up.

Flat photographs, calendars, and greeting cards will be shipped in a padded envelope. For other items I will use USPS flat rate boxes with the flat rate of $5.15 per box.

All items are well packed to ensure they are not damaged during shipping.

If you want insurance on your purchase, please let me know before you order so I can figure your additional cost.
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Thanks so much for checking out my shop. I look forward to creating something just for you and hope you will leave feedback for me after your purchase.