My latest blog post and photos.
Sunday night, my husband and I sat on the deck for awhile before dark (which is coming way to early already). It’s been a real joy to sit out there in the evenings this summer; for the previous three or four years, we have been overrun with hoards of mosquitoes.
This evening, hummingbirds kept us thoroughly entertained. It seemed to be a family with several small ones, all moving too fast to get a definite count. They appeared to be having a tactical training session going, with birds trying to get to the feeder, others chasing them from it, over and over and over again. They were flying into a nearby apple tree, trying to sneak to the feeder; others would be sitting in another tree a few feet away, and flew at them, intercepting just before the landing. Many swooped in a big arc, feigning a stop at the…
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