Life's Little Moments

By dbifulco


--without embarrassment or shame.

I could simply not imagine this hummingbird not being today's blip. I would never have imagined photographing a ruby-throated hummingbird in my garden on the 7th of October, when they should all be long gone from this part of the country.  And yet, she's been here four days now.  Her eye injury does not seem to impeding her ability to fly, chatter or feed...and yet she stays.  What will tomorrow bring?

Today was warm but overcast and drizzly.  That didn't stop me from spending quite a bit of time outside, poking around in the garden for bugs and spiders, and watching this little sparkly bit of joy.  

I did manage to drag myself to the gym where I did my time on the treadmill which has me feeling quite virtuous.

I am trying to limit my access to news right now as the political situation in our country continues to spiral out of control.  I'm tired of the endless tantrums and tweeting, of the continuous stories of men (and women) acting more like spoiled 4 year-olds than the responsible adults they are supposed to be.  And frankly, a lot of the international news I read isn't much better.  Okay, enough ranting.  I'm going to go back outside and look at my hummingbird.


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