Lucy immediately ran to the window to see the bird. She sat there watching it until it flew away. Every time the bird moved, Lucy would wag her tail as if she were cheering it on.
Ellie joined Lucy for a look-see. Then she walked away, apparently less concerned about the outcome.
Pardon the lousy photograph. I took it through the door since I didn't want to disturb the hummingbird and make it try to fly before it was ready.
I cannot understand why the hummingbirds remain so territorial, guarding the feeders passionately and challenging any other hummingbird that comes around. They have such a long and strenuous path to travel. One would think it in their best interest to conserve the energy they expend fighting. I often wonder if any of them gets much nectar. This particular bird was in a duel with another when it struck the side of the house. The bird recovered very quickly so perhaps he will live to fight another day.
Autumn is upon us at last. Our Jewish friends are observing the high holy days of Rosh Hashanah. We are putting away the summer things and preparing for the cooler days ahead. Only ninety-two days remain in the year 2011, so you might need to review and/or revise the list of things you set out to accomplish this year.
When your life feels too complicated and busy, think on this:
The most important things in life are not things.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERY ONE!