Tuesday, August 30, 2011


My dad put out a hummingbird feeder this summer. He filled it with a water-sugar combination, but heard that there is a specific nectar they are really attracted to. So my dad used that and sure enough, hummingbirds became a regular feature out our back window. And if you don't already know by now, those birds are some of the hardest to capture on camera. They are so fast, and when they come to drink, they take a quick sip, fly away, and come back for more within a few minutes.

What beautiful and delicate birds...

Pablo Neruda wrote "Ode to the Hummingbird" :

The hummingbird
in flight
is a water-spark,
an incandescent drip
of American
the jungle's
flaming resume,
a heavenly,
the hummingbird is
an arc,
a golden
a green
To read the entire poem, click on the poem's title above.

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