This is not the hummingbird that sat upon my shoulder

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

or hovered there, if it is precision that you seek.  I'd been waiting all summer for its arrival.  I'd gone outside with a book. I heard the machinery of wings, and I turned.  Red-throated, westward-pointing, no more than six inches from my chin, speed fluttering, and then it was gone.  I had no camera.  It would not have stayed that long if I had.


bermudaonion said...

We love to sit and watch hummingbirds - they are fascinating.

Lilian Nattel said...

It's a beautiful photo though it isn't the hummingbird. Sometimes you just have to keep the memory. Cameras are too late.

Beth F said...

Wow! I sometimes get hummingbirds, but I don't have enough red on the deck this summer, so they haven't been around.

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