Saturday, April 25, 2009

We were watching the sun set

There's this one ceanothus branch that's kind of barren and dead looking. "We should prune that off", I thought. Then, looking closer, I noticed someone else watching the sunset with us...

I realized I'd seen this hummingbird many times hovering there or at the nearby Pride of Madeira, often perching on this outpost, taking in the view.

Note to self: don't trim away that twig just yet. Often the seemingly barren things in life are still giving support and a place of perspective to the living. With that, the moment was gone and the sunset flew away.

3 comments:

Jeannette said...

What a sweet capture of our little visitor and the dramatic close of day. As always, thank you!

Sarah Beth said...

I remember that little bird on that very perch! I am glad you didn't trim his viewing spot just yet. :)

RR said...

that is sooooooooooooooooo coooL!