The feral beast and I had just finished our photo shoot of the vine
when who should cross our garden path but a female broad-tailed hummingbird...I think.
I'm pretty bad at the whole bird identification thing.
...she sure was a beauty, and fearless, too –
I was standing about a foot away.
Hum along if you remember the Seals and Croft song from the seventies.
The sweetness of your nectar
Has drawn me like a fly
I just love you, love you, love you
I don't even know the reason why
Me: Don't even think about it.
Hummingbird: Is he fast enough to grab me out of the air?
Me: I hope not.
Hummingbird: Just one more sip and I'm out of here. No point taking chances.