I’ve learned over the past few summers, that butterflies and hummingbirds go hand in hand. I don’t know if there is science behind it, but I do know butterflies are a sure sign the hummingbirds will be right by their side.
And so it happened the other day, this beautiful eastern tiger swallowtail made its appearance! Just as we were sitting down on our deck, Michael turned around and pointed to the smaller butterfly tree and there this little guy was.
Bashful at first, he floated his way over to the larger tree and gave me a beautiful show. And, the hummingbirds?? We have two (2) this year and they are all over the feeders, the tree and other plants. I even saw one this morning, next to a butterfly!
I think I have a new challenge! Capturing a hummingbird and butterfly together!
HUMMINGBIRDS. The smallest of all birds they are native to the Americas and comprise the biological family. Trochilidae. With about 360 species, they occur from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, but the vast majority of the species are found in the tropics (source: Wikipedia )
If you’ve followed along with me for a while you know that for the past 4 years hummingbirds have been one of my favorite photography challenges. They are sneaky and quick. You never know when they will appear. I have spent countless hours waiting and watching for these tiny garden fairies to appear, hoping to get the perfect shot!
I had almost given up on them this year. And it seems like a lot of other hummingbird watchers had given up as well. But, the past few weeks these little garden fairies seem to be making their appearance. This little guy gave us quite the show the other night.
They say hummingbirds spiritually represent inspiration and hope, and can be a guiding light that can move you closer to fulfilling your dreams. I don’t know about moving me closer to fulfilling my dreams, but I do know they bring inspiration to my photography!
“Live simply so others may simply live.” ~Mother Teresa I’m channeling a little bit of Mother Teresa, today. She had so many beautiful quotes about life, but especially about living a life not for ourselves but for others. How do you live simply, so others may simply live?
Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” ~Tim Allen
I don’t know about you, but it’s about this time of year when I begin to long for warmer, sunnier days of winter. But, like life as I push through the damp, cold days I come out stronger as the seasons begin to change.
How about you? Do you find the “winter days” help build your character?
Such a simple statement about how beautiful true friendship can be! You don’t need to have a lot of friends and sometimes the friends may not live close by. But the best of friends do make the world beautiful!
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