Much of my time was spent in the yard this week. The cycle of life in the garden seems to be never ending. For every weed I pull out, another one seems to come up!
Late one afternoon I came face to face with a newly fledged baby hummingbird. The downy feathers had a pale yellow sheen in the throat area. This tiny bird seemed so fragile!
Moments later I encountered, what I presumed to be the mother, feeding on my penstemon. Hummers are fun to watch! They are true arial acrobats and are quite territorial. Sometimes they fly right up to my face to check me out!
A few years ago I was fortunate enough to observe a couple of baby hummingbirds leave the nest. The mother stayed near by, guided them toward flowers and also fed them in between.
Luckily I had my phone in my pocket to record and then share my hummingbird encounters with you!
This was a perfect and peaceful afternoon to finish the week on.
Have a great weekend, Sabine