Friday, June 15, 2007

When Do You Rest?

A hummingbird feeds in mid-air, its wings but a blur.
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"A flash of harmless lightning,
A mist of rainbow dyes,
The burnished sunbeams brightening
From flower to flower he flies."
~ John Banister Tabb
The hummingbird does rest, occasionally still on the branch of a nearby tree; but only rarely. The nectar draws him in to feed and hovering, almost still but with wings always in motion, always active. Then to a vantage point he flies, to wait and watch and guard his territory. Fierce are the battles, back and forth, around and around the nectar. I often wonder that he has time to dine..... fast food, indeed!

Submission for PhotoFriday topic "active". This "hummer" will also take a ride on Friday's Ark, hosted by the Modulator. (end of post)

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