we had a little getaway
visiting with friends
at their cottage...
as soon as we arrived and looked out at the lake
I spotted him!
running back to our room, I grabbed my camera.
I did not want to miss out on what might be my only opportunity to get a hummingbird photo :-)
I clicked and clicked
even though more often than not
he was barely visible,
camouflaged amongst the cedars.
I took my coffee outside
I could hear him chirping away
but could not see him.
And then finally
I spotted him.
I had never seen a hummer resting on a branch either.
At home they have always been flapping their wings rapidly in mid air.
thank you Hummer for making my day(s)!
the most gorgeous rock
I find myself
at the extremity of a long beach.
How gladly does the spirit leap forth,
and suddenly enlarge it's sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue,
A greeting and a homage to the sea!
I descent over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me,
and bathe my brow.
That far- resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome.
His salt breath
brings a blessing along with it.
"foot-prints on the sea-shore"