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Costa’s Hummingbird   Leave a comment

Costa’s Hummingbird in Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Hummingbirds flutter

They hurry everywhere

Darting and diving

Busy looking for food

One chaotic mess

Till they stop to rest.

— kenne

 

Anna’s Hummingbird   Leave a comment

Anna’s Hummingbird Approaching Feeder On Patio — Image by kenne

Anna’s hummingbird

The more I observe hummers

The more I’m amazed.

— kenne

To Make An End Is To Make A Beginning   Leave a comment

Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. And every phrase
And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,
Taking its place to support the others,
The word neither diffident nor ostentatious,
An easy commerce of the old and the new,
The common word exact without vulgarity,
The formal word precise but not pedantic,
The complete consort dancing together)
Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning,
Every poem an epitaph.

— from Little Gidding by T. S. Eliot

Three Stages Of Hummingbird Feeding   2 comments

Hummingbird Feeder Art by kenne

I’ve been watching the pattern hummingbirds seen to follow coming to the feeder on our patio, especially
when I’m on the patio. I divided it into three stages, and I created a short video of those stages.

Broad-billed Hummingbird Video Clip   Leave a comment

Broad-billed Hummingbird Video Clip Camera Setup, September 18, 2022

Broad-billed Hummingbird   1 comment

Broad-billed hummingbird just off the patio in the bushes, preparing to go to the feeder on the patio — mission accomplished! — Images by kenne

 

 

Hummingbird At Feeder #2   Leave a comment

Hummingbird At Feeder #2 — Photo-Artistry by kenne

bird against the sky
keeps visiting our feeder
for another drink

careful, it can become addictive

— kenne

 

Anna’s Hummingbird At Feeder   5 comments

Anna’s Hummingbird at Our Patio Feeder (August 27, 2022) — Images by kenne

Hummingbird On Nest   2 comments

Anna’s Hummingbird On Nest In Southern Arizona — Image by kenne

Nesting Facts

— Usually lays 2 eggs per nest

— Has 2 to 3 broods each year.

— Incubation is 16 days.

— Nesting period is 20 days.

— Eggs are white

(Source: hummingbird-guide.com)

 

Hello, Little Bird   Leave a comment

“Hello, Little Bird” (Anna’s Hummingbird in Sweetwater Wetlands Park) — Image by kenne

hello little bird

you’re easily not noticed

with your size and speed

— kenne

Lucid Moments   1 comment

Costa’s Hummingbird Outside Kitchen Window – Image by kenne

Don’t Allow the Lucid Moment to Dissolve

 
Don’t allow the lucid moment to dissolve
Let the radiant thought last in stillness
though the page is almost filled and the flame flickers
We haven’t risen yet to the level of ourselves
Knowledge grows slowly like a wisdom tooth
The stature of a man is still notched
high up on a white door
From far off, the joyful voice of a trumpet
and of a song rolled up like a cat
What passes doesn’t fall into a void
A stoker is still feeding coal into the fire
Don’t allow the lucid moment to dissolve
On a hard dry substance
you have to engrave the truth
 
— Adam Zagajewski
Translated by Renata Gorczynski

 

Ocotillo Blossoms   1 comment

Casa Grande Ruins

Ocotillo Blossoms — Image by kenne

This gray stick of thorns

Will blossom the torch of peace

Loved by hummingbirds.

— kenne

 

Anna’s Hummingbird   Leave a comment

Anna’s Hummingbird (Southern Arizona) — Image by kenne

The lack of bright color on the head indicates this is either a female or a young male. — kenne

Hummingbird Art   2 comments

Hummingbird Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The two worst tactical errors you can make
are acting too early
and allowing an opportunity to slip by.”

— Paulo Coelho

 

Choices   Leave a comment

Rufous Hummingbird“Choices” Rufous Hummingbird Near Macromeria Blossoms — Image by kenne

 

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