|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 2010|
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 2014|
˙·٠•●♥ Wild and Free Forever Be ♥●•٠·˙
Adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird found beneath the feeder this a.m. What happened to you, exquisite li'l Beauty. We will miss your visits; your mighty hum and teeny twirps.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill
And off a blossom in mid air stands still
A Prayer in Spring (excerpt)
The sunlight speaks. And it's voice is a bird:
It glitters half-guessed, half-seen, half-heard
Above the flower bed. Over the lawn ...
A flashing dip and it is gone.
And all it lends to the eye is this
--A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.
Thank you for this poem, Gravediggerღ
Many thanks to Sheila White Hughes for her kindness in sponsoring Beauty.ಌڿڰۣಌ
It's late October again, Beauty. Especially the nights are getting quite cool. The feeder has been vacant for a week, but will leave it up a week or so more for migrating stragglers. Your family and it's new generation will come again next Spring, pretty one... and the next and the next and the next.ღ
Per National Geographic re: Ruby Throated Hummingbirds: "Average life span in the wild is 5-9 years". Rather than leave the date "unk" and blank in the listing, 2010 sounds about right...
All things bright and beautiful *
All creatures great and small
all things wise and wonderful
the Lord God made them all
Each little flower that opens
Each little bird that sings
He made their glowing colors
he made their tiny wings.
*This hymn was first published in 1848 in Mrs Cecil Alexander's Hymns for Little Children.
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Pippi Dog (1951 - 1959)*
Shadow I Dog (1961 - 1974)*
PeeWee Dog (1963 - 1974)*
Widget 'Wee Widgie' Kitten (1964 - 1964)*
Frosty Littlejohn Dog (1974 - 1983)*
Shadow II Dog (1974 - 1989)*
Tinker Marie Dog (1976 - 1986)*
Rascal Dog (1977 - 1988)*
Skipper Dog (1980 - 1986)*
Coco Dog (1988 - 1995)*
Shannah Banana Dog (1990 - 1996)*
Mickey Mac Dog (1994 - 2007)*
Sophie Dog (1995 - 2005)*
Mandy Dog (2001 - 2015)*
Kiki Kitty (2002 - 2013)*
Puppycat Kitty (2002 - 2015)*
Beauty The Hummingbird (2010 - 2014)
Specifically: Under Azalea Bush
Created by: dhbღ
Record added: Apr 13, 2014
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