Hummingbirds & Me

When I was in second grade, we had to do a report on an animal. I was told I couldn’t pick a unicorn or pegasus, so somehow, I ended up with hummingbirds. Ever since, when my mom sees a hummingbird something—anything!—she thinks of me, and often buys it for me.

As far as hummingbird trinkets go I’ve now got, by my count (off the top of my head), no less than nine hummingbird ornaments for the Christmas tree, a garden light, a windchime, a set of candlesticks, and a small decorative dish.

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I’ve become fascinated with these delicate and rare little birds. I saw a couple last year, and Nancy told me those were the first ones she’s seen in years.

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Our neighbor recently put in a couple new mandevilla plants in the field up behind our back yard. Yesterday morning, when I was taking the dogs out, I saw not one but two little hummingbirds stop by the new flowers for a drink of nectar. That just makes me think, next year I want to plant flowers that attract these birds….and I really need to get my hummingbird feeder out!

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