I miss living in the country. I miss the quietness, the stillness of the air. There is no children shrieking at 9:00 when I am in bed, trying to sleep. Where are those kids parents anyway??? No stupid 20 year old males flying up the street doing 50~~at least~~ making as much noise and show as possible. There is no country smells in town. No manure, no sweet aroma of country flowers. There is no rustling of trees and no calmness in town. How I miss the country.
When we lived out in the middle of nowhere, where we had to pipe in sunlight, we had a hummingbird feeder. There were 4-8 birds that frequented it. The husband liked them, till one fateful day when he wore a very loud, very bright Hawaiian shirt. Those precious birds went nuts thinking he was a new flower to drink….he was dive bombed. Did we feel sorry for the poor man? uhhhhhhh after we were finished wiping the tears from our eyes from laughter, we sorta, kinda did….maybe.
We have lived in town now for about 4½ years, and I haven’t mentioned a hummingbird feeder……till now. I didn’t mention anything, I just bought one. It had been in the house for almost a month before the husband found it. He wasn’t pleased. He asked “Are you trying to kill me?” So, it is out. I don’t think there is another one on our block.
We have a pair that visit. The male comes more often. The female is very skittish, but oh so lovely.
Meet Squeaker. I named him that because he squeaks before he drinks. The boy wanted to name him Ruby, but that is to predictable, and boring.
I love this picture. I am totally amazed that the boy was able to get this one, seeing as he was about 3 feet away, and our camera is….well… not the best of digital ones.
Hummingbirds are my favorite bird. They can fly backwards, and I think that is totally cool!
Do you have a favorite bird?