I took this photo through my kitchen window yesterday morning.
We have a hummingbird feeder suspended from the corner of our garden folly, and these two were putting on quite a show.
Did you know that hummingbirds mate in December and their babies will on the wing in February?
One small problem. This is not the tropics. This is the Pacific Northwest! The temperature was 21 degrees Fahrenheit (about minus 6 Celsius) when I took this photo. And your eyes do not deceive you. That’s snow on the ground and on my neighbors’ rooftops.
We’ve increased the ratio of sugar to water in the feeder so it won’t freeze, and so these tiny, tiny creatures can get more energy.
Seems to be working because now we patiently await the next generation of little hummers!
This is so much more fun than TV.
Isn’t nature wonderful?
Until next time,