|One of the hummingbirds who visit our feeders.|
These mornings are so cold, I wonder how the poor wee things are keeping warm.
I once plucked a stiff body from a feeder after he froze while eating. That was heartbreaking. They are so small, so strong. Such survivors of everything -- but a cold Maritime morning.
We watched one drop off a feeder onto the ground one cold evening in May. Our old dog, Stella, rushed to "save" it and I do think she intended to by holding it in her mouth where it is warm. I convinced her that a vented ice cream container lined with a tea towel was a little more appropriate.
A hummingbird is a symbol of enjoyment of life and a lightness of being. Also of resilience and adaptability.