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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

 

Rufous Hummingbird   2 comments

Rufous Hummingbird-72Rufous Hummingbird — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Oh little bird, little bird

Come fly by my head

So I can hear your wings

Churn the air around me.

— kenne

 

Anna’s Hummingbird   1 comment

Anna's Hummingbird-72Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Named for the 19th-century Italian duchess Anna Massena, the
Anna’s hummingbird is one of only three hummingbird species
that are permanent residents of the United States and Canada.
(The others are the Allen’s and Costa’s.) This hardy hummingbird
has the northernmost year-round range of any North American
hummingbird species.

American Bird Conservancy

Hummingbird Art   1 comment

Hummingbird On Nest-Edit-3-art-72-2Hummingbird in Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Hi, little bird friend,

You fly nearby, dart around

Howdydo, fly on.

— kenne

Hello Little Friend   Leave a comment

Desert Museum-9806-art-72Photo-Artistry by kenne

Hello little friend
attend to what you hunger
be true to yourself.

— kenne

 

Anna’s Hummingbird   1 comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Anna's Hummingbird-72.jpgAnna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

It started just now with a hummingbird
Hovering over the porch two yards away then gone,
It stopped me studying.
I saw the redwood post
Leaning in clod ground
Tangled in a bush of yellow flowers
Higher than my head, through which we push
Every time we came inside —
The shadow network of the sunshine
Through its vines. White-crowned sparrows
Made tremendous singings in the trees
The rooster down the valley crows and crows.
Jack Kerouac outside, behind my back
Reads the Diamond Sutra in the sun.

— from Migration of Birds by Gary Snyder

Rufous Hummingbird   1 comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Rufous Hummingbird-72.jpgRufous Hummingbird, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum — Image by kenne

The wings of this adult make a high buzzy trill in flight.
The rufous is known for their extraordinary flight skills,
flying 2,000 mi during their migratory transits. 

— kenne

A Hummingbird’s Nest   Leave a comment

Anna’s Hummingbird   Leave a comment

Anna's Hummingbird-Edit-1-blogAnna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Hello little bird
Resting for just a moment
Till time to move on.

— kenne

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