Soft spring breeze blew
as I turned the dark earth
planting ferns, wildflowers, herbs
standing still before going inside
covered somewhat in dirt
wearing red Episcopal cotton shirt
I looked out at the mountains
taking an ahhhh breath
a male hummingbird flew
right into my face
not knowing who was more surprised
to feed on the sugar water
Recipe for hummingbird food
4 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
Put into hummingbird feeders.
Leftovers go into the refrigerator.
Imagine my surprise when I went to the front door a few minutes ago and a ruby throated male hummingbird was at the door. We simply looked at each other as in the poem I had written earlier. I thought, the door is painted red, but then hummingbirds are curious little creatures. He fluttered in place and then flew away.
Nothing quite like a hummingbird encounter to make your day!