Tuesday, May 11, 2010

God Sent Me a Fleeting Little Present

I was watering a few things by hand the old fashion way, you know thumb over the end of the water hose making a spray.  While I was watering my Artichoke plant from about 10 feet away a Ruby Throated Hummingbird flew into the spray, playing.   Then lit on top one of the Artichoke leaves, where a tiny bit of water had pooled, like it was a little bathtub and proceeded to bathe.  It was a Ruby Throated Hummingbird, but I must say his throat was so bright fluffed in the water and full sun, it was surprising how bright it was.   We kept this up for about 5 minutes till he flew off.  The experience was a little magical, I must say.