Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I was just outside in the heat of the day and against better judgement was watering the garden with the hose and my thumb. I was near the teepee watering the muscadine vine and climbing squash, when I saw what seemed like the most gigantic dragonfly zipping in and out of the water. On second look, as it landed in the old bean vines on the teepee, I saw that it was a ruby-throated hummingbird! When I moved the shower to another area, he followed it. So then I positioned the hose so a light spray was landing on him as he perched back on the teepee, and he sat there fluttering his wings and preening his feathers. I ran inside for the camera, and to my delight he was still there waiting to finish his bath.