Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 69: Hummingbird

On my way to the gym this morning, I caught sight of a little grey hummingbird zipping in and out of the small white flowers on a bush in the elevated landscaping bed that borders the 8th Street side of the Bateson Building. The flittering critter looked something like this:

Its quick wings and frolicking antics in and around the flowers brought a smile to my face, as I'm still delighted by these little creatures and their amazing ability to hover and flit around with such spurts of kinetic energy.

When we had planters filled with flowers on our patio, we often attracted some of these lovely birds. We still occasionally contemplate purchasing a feeder to bring them back, but we haven't yet found one that we really like. Seeing the hummingbird making its daily rounds this morning, though, reminded me of how much I like them, so perhaps that purchase will need to become more of a priority.

And just think of how excited the kitties would be to have such entertainment right outside their door!


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