Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Flying Cats

I am barefoot on the dew fresh lawn, always barefoot these days in spite of the times a piece of wood or small edge pokes my foot.  The morning air is cool at last, even though the air feels like a wet-shower filled bathroom.  I am closing in with my little hand-held camera on some butterflies that are landing on glistening flower heads in search of the earliest nectar.  Last night's two inches of rain has kept everyone still until the mid-morning sun finally peaks through gray clouds and surprises with very warm rays on the shoulders and arms.

Just behind my head I hear the purr of a cat or perhaps it is a small kitten in the throes of some extreme pleasure.  But since I do not own any cats and since I know that cats do not fly, I turn ever so slowly in the direction in question.  At an odd angle with my head, I capture this hummer as he looks for the zinnias that now have wreathes of those yellow star blossoms that convey the sugar.  This pink zinnia will provide no reward.


I am a tree.  I do not move except to push the camera which makes a tiny click.  She suspects something, but is not sure why the tree is so strangely shaped.  She lingers every so briefly, before flying to the bee balm in the bed by the sugar maple.

Since she filled my heart I feel creative and  go back inside and add some magic (photoshop) to a photo of an old beaver pond I took last spring.


19 comments:

Lynn said...

I adore your blog titles ~ Happy Tuesday, Tabor

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These little hummers inspire me too! You got a great capture here and I think your last photo is so artistic.

Joanne Noragon said...

I have never heard a hummer hum. What a thrill.

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

Just beautiful and I love your magic.
I have never really gotten a good photo of a hummer to be honest.
Have a nice day. Hope it drys up a bit.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow how cool....def a tree just to stand and watch...and barefoot is def the way to go...smiles...

Hilary said...

She bestowed wonderful gift upon you. Lovely shot.

Red said...

Yes, it does sound like a purr,but a pretty fast one. Great shot. keep on looking for those butterflies.

Angie said...

What an exquisite photo of the little hummer and zinnia!!!

Celia said...

Never caught a hummer with my camera, one hovered in front of my nose once, startled us both. Lovely fairy pond, enchanting.

Dave King said...

Magical images. And you a tree! And to crown it all, the fab' picture of the beaver pond. Much thanks for all these riches.

Peruby said...

Oh, Monet - reincarnated!

Chris said...

Lovely captures for a tree.

Granny Annie said...

I have heard of folks like you. They are called "shape shifters". First you are a witch and now you are a tree:)

Deborah Carr said...

You, me and the hummers. Coincidentally, I, too, had a hummingbird moment this week, documented on my blog. Bless the little feathered friends. I think they like having their photo taken.

Peruby said...

I downloaded this picture. I hope you don't mind. I love it. I am a big Monet fan.

The photo is one third sky, one third land and one third water (give or take). Very even. My favorite kind of picture (to draw and capture).

Bob Bushell said...

Marvelous of the Hummingbird. And, lovely beavers pond.

Pauline said...

a hummer to start and a Monet to end. what a beautiful post!

chris said...

what an amazing shot! lucky you!!

Dave said...

That was a great picture of the humming bird Tabor - Dave