Well, this morning a very very cool thing happened to me. Possibly the coolest thing that’s happened to me in….well, a really long time!
After I got done with the horses this morning, Wayne and I were sitting on the porch behind the barn, enjoying the 2.3 minutes that remained before the heat cranked up from yucky to miserable. He was just sitting drinking his coffee and I was buried in my phone looking for a recipe. All of a sudden he says – kind of quiet-like “Mare (that’s what he calls me – I assume it’s a shortening of my name and not a comparison of my hindquarters to those of my ponies…)” “Mare, there’a a hummingbird”. I look up and there, indeed, was a hummingbird! About 2 feet in front of my face, hovering there with his little wings going so fast they were a complete blur. He looked right at me for about 20 seconds and then he was gone. I’m sure the feeders are filled and fresh, so…not sure what he was after, but – I’m so very glad he stopped by for a chat! It. Was. Way. Too. Cool!!
He may have been telling me thanks for the feeders – I’ve got two that I keep going this time of year. I’ve even started making nectar – after having read that the commercial stuff is bad for them. Or perhaps he’s a teenager-hummer and he was saying “hey lady! What’s with the “health” food?!? We LIKE the commercial nectar with the chemicals and the preservatives and the Red Dye #2!! Bring back the junk food!” 😉 I don’t know. I’m just going to treasure the moment!