Tuesday, September 10, 2013

#356 Flight of the Hummingbird

I have written about hummingbirds before (Post No. 103).  Last night I walked to my backyard vegetable garden and saw my hummingbird buddy perched on my feeder.  I hadn’t seen many this summer.  Last week I changed out my colored hummingbird liquid mix with plain old sugar water and now I have three or four buzzing around. 

I froze in my tracks when I spotted him and stood there for several minutes.  He sat very still, finally drinking the water.  I continued on my way to the garden picking cherry tomatoes, green peppers and banana peppers. 

On my way back to the house I sat on a step on my deck and watched the show.  They are so small, delicate and quick.  They made me jump a couple times as they buzzed by my head, sounding like a drone from a Star Wars movie.  I sat there for maybe 10 minutes just watching them and enjoying the warm night. 

I found this small paragraph somewhere and cut it out.  It now lives on my refrigerator.

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration.  The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation. 

Life is short.  People sometimes fly in and out of your life as quickly as a hummingbird.  Take time to enjoy even the tiniest of moments and remember that no matter how long someone buzzes around you, they can still bring a smile to your face long after they are gone. 


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