Tag: hummingbird

Spirit Life

“A beautiful bouquet, Bruce,” Susan said. “Some of the flowers are dying. “I’m going to pick them off. “And you can photograph them.” And I did And we dumped them in the compost pile. Beautiful there, too. Other flowers and coffee filters (I hope the filters are recyclable!). Later in the morning I tied up the clematis plants And filled…

adventurers and explorers

Susan and I were watching Rick Steves “France’s Loire: Valley of a Thousand Chateaux.” It was a fascinating show illustrating both the beauty and opulence of the castles. Some of the castles facts are staggering: The biggest château in the region, Chambord, is huge — six times the size of your average Loire palace, more like a city than a…

God’s Tiny Flying Ballerinas

Thursday morning A hummingbird At the feeder I imagine It is God’s Tiny flying ballerina Dancing from feeder to flower The garden of zinnias Pink and yellow and red and orange I must hurry To photograph The tiny ballerina The tiny dancer Moves so quickly Here then gone Not like the swallowtail Spending all morning In the garden At the…

Garden of My Summer Dreams

August one Wondering If creating The garden Of my summer dreams Is worth the work The wait and the weeding I know My garden Tells a story Waiting all winter January, February March, April To plant In May The tomatoes Jalapenos Basil Eggplant Lettuce and celery Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Hundreds of zinnias Dill and cilantro Then one day…

A Hummingbird in My Garden

Friday. Mid-afternoon. Susan and Freddy were napping. I was sitting at my desk. I should have been editing photos of the baby I photographed on Sunday, Princess Rosey, but I was getting ready to go on a walk. I was putting a band aide on my heel, still sore from that first walk a few months ago. And then, out…