Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A little visitor

Some of you may’ve seen the little hummingbird photo I posted to Instagram.  This little guy flew into the garage a few Saturdays ago and couldn’t find his way out.  See, we have a really tall garage so with the garage door open, the poor little guy didn’t know to fly below the garage door to get out.

He flew and flew against the ceiling and the walls until he knocked himself silly and fluttered down to a shelf, luckily landing on one of the McHusband’s rags.

The McHusband and Kevin were out in the garage working on Kevin’s car so they’d been tracking the hummingbird all afternoon and saw when he fell.



We set the hummingbird on the trunk of my car, tucking him under the spoiler so he wasn’t in the sun.  I even made him some sugar water and put it in a Talenti top right next to him, thinking that he was probably in need of some nourishment.


Unfortunately, this story doesn’t have a happy ending.  Our little feathered friend didn’t make.  But if there was a silver lining, it’s that we got to see a hummingbird up close, which was pretty neat.  After all, these tiny flyers don’t stay still for long, not even when they’re slurping from my hummingbird feeder.

PS  Happy Birthday, Vickie!  Hope you’re enjoying your day off!

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