Yes, I know, dear readers: A few weeks I told you I was taking a summer sabbatical from El Blog de Joy. But then our hummingbirds proliferated, and we now have six of them zooming around the garden, dive bombing us and each other. How can I possibly resist sharing photos?
They are ruby-throated hummingbirds — the only species found east of the Mississippi. They’re a little smaller than the all-green colibris we had in Mexico City, but every bit as spunky and feisty as their south-of-the-border primos.
The weird thing about chillin’ with hummingbirds is realizing how smart they are — when their nectar has run dry, one of them will locate whatever room we are in, and hover right outside the window, staring at us. If they had hands, they’d put them on their hips while tilting their heads disapprovingly.