I was in my tomato patch the other day when a little hummingbird came buzzing around me seeking his favorite flowers.
Not expecting me to be there he zoomed right up to about an inch from my face. I held my breath in delight as he slammed on his brakes hovering for a while before flying over to the fence pole.
He watched me for a few minutes, as I marveled at his 'tiny perfectness' and wished one day to be able to get even closer to one.
My wish came true 2 days ago....
I was coming out of our local supermarket when I saw a tiny hummingbird sitting right in the path of all the shopping carts.. eek!! I dove in front of a cart... and picked him up..
Oh.. so precious.. sitting quietly in my hand.. I imagine he had flown into one of the glass windows and was still dazed.
I took him away from all the concrete mayhem as he was still too weak to fly.. to release him at our hummingbird haven 2 minutes away.
We sat him outside on this little nest while he was waking up so he had something to grasp onto.
We were lucky to be able to snap a couple of quick pics while he gathered himself...
Aren't they just so amazing ?
I like to think that when I painted this in July I was 'creating my own reality'..
Dreams do come true....
Luv Helen :