While we don't have a lot of birds hitting the windows, the hummingbirds go in such a frenzy that they occasionally hit a window or even a wall. A male hit with a light thump and landed between the slats on the deck. I picked him up and again, it took my breath away! What a thrill to feel this tiny little heart fluttering in my hands. I held him for only a short while until he recovered and flew into the trees.
NOTE for those of you looking for Wednesday Waterfalls: I am putting the waterfall posts on hold until we get more rain. The water flow over them has decreased dramatically, and while they are still great, they are not majestic. Transylvania County typically has more rainfall than any county east of the Rocky Mountains. We average more than 80 inches of rain annually, and a portion of the county is designated as a temperate rain forest. From January 2007 through May 2008 (a 17-month period) we had about 55 inches of rain. This is the driest stretch in the past 114 years. So bear with me and hope, dance, pray for rain in the NC mountains.