From the first hummingbird sighting of the year to the very last, not one is forgettable. I've experienced moments, as have many of you, that are impossible to erase from our minds. From the time a little hummingbird sat at our deck table and watched while my wife and I ate dinner, to the many times I've watered the plants and had hummingbirds sit on those same flowers to partake in a bit of the shower, they are permanently ingrained in me. Hours upon hours have been spent just sitting and watching their antics, and each and every one gets set permanently into memory. There are not many things that can have such an impact on us, where we remember the finest details of every circumstance of every sighting in our garden. It's not just a time passer, but a passion that keeps us returning day after day and year after year. These little creatures are precious, beautiful, and a constant reminder of what's good in this world. They are a powerful little piece of nature that can transform a bad day into a great one, and an addiction that only brings smiles and satisfaction. Each and every time we see one it provides a reminder and connection to the very one who sent them. They are truly blessings beyond belief.
This young male Ruby-throat hummingbird tired out from the flower feeding and chose the closest perch to us. It sat on the hummingbird solar light as I snapped several shots and captured minutes of video. N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. July 28, 2018.
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