Hummingbird Garden (38)
Dedicated to Angelina and her garden
by Fiona McKimmy
Came the Spring, I picked a corner and
set my mind to making a flower
garden in the midst of this mass of
weeds unattended through
Winters toughening of the soil.
I tilled, and pulled, and turned, and broke, and bled...
The soil was perfect now...
But,alas! The puppy was fervent in her efforts to help me dig!
So I cut, and I sawed, and I nailed,
and created the most beautiful little picket fence with a gate...
and planted a tree...
and planted my flowers...
and tended and watered and weeded
and nurtured all through the Spring and Summer months...
To this day, this perfect Autumn morning,
while standing in my doorway,
sipping that first cup of coffee...
I saw the fast beating wings of that little faerie,
flitting from flower to flower...
was all worth it in that one moment.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird
The Hummingbird Web Site
I just read that Hummingbirds are native only to the Western Hemisphere and that they don't exist in Europe, Asia or Africa. Is this true?
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Date: August 29, 2007
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