This video is of an enchanting bird we met with in a moist mountain meadow in the Himalayas.
Although I had intended my hummingbird to feed from the fuchsias, it seems he favours the crocosmia.
The crocosmia and Anna's hummingbird are now in place above their reflection, but I want a richer look than this so will continue adding flowers and foliage.
Seeing the high Himalayan flowers as fragments of colour bursting through a blanket of snow, was a strange and wonderful experience. This video gives you a glimpse of the Chola Shan in high summer with very unexpected weather.
A very challenging piece of dye-work creating the reflection of both hummingbird and crocosmia. I used Disperse dyes painted onto paper and then heat transferred onto fabric.
Capturing the Crocosmia for my Anna's hummingbird.
Visiting the Himalayas during the monsoon, rain was hardly unexpected and the flowers took on a luminous quality among the raindrops, as you can see in this video.
A pair of Rufous hummingbirds have strayed into the Huangshan. They cannot stay, this is a commission, and China is not the place for hummingbirds. However I find this intriguing and shall consider what cloud encircled mountains they might be found in.
The Huangshan commission is gathering its clouds.