Saturday, August 29, 2009

The real deal!

Today, just as tropical storm Danny was throttling the East Coast with rain and some winds, the hummingbird decided to come back for a visit. George went out in the rain to move the hummingbird feeder back to it's original position close to the house, and a hummingbird came very near him and just hovered and stared at him. It was a hummingbird showdown and the hummingbird won!

We quickly ran in to boil and cool the sugar water, refilled the feeder, and the hummingbird came over and over this afternoon to work his way around the feeder. He was ferocious!

We spent the rest of the day piddling around the house, with our eyes turned to the outside to see if he was there. Then one of us would shout from whatever room we were in..."George!" or "Yvonne, he's there!"

It was all a lot of fun. Every once in awhile we'd look at each other and say, "oh I'm so excited about the hummingbird."

He's back, and we can't wait for first light tomorrow to start looking out there again.

Silly us.

Have a great evening.