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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

H for ABC Wednesday


ABC Wednesday offers H as the prompt. Thank you!




He sat quietly for several hours while hoping for a hummingbird landing. At times, more than three dozen of these fast-paced birds with exuberant chirps swooshed in and out of geraniums and glanced off any touch of red.


The reward came when two hummingbirds perched on the finger of this six-year-old to drink nectar from the fake flower.


When asked what it was like, he said the tiny bird feet felt like angel's wings and grinned with pleasure.


Magical memories.



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31 comments:

Hildred and Charles said...

Aww, that's a lovely story. Wonderful to see patience rewarded with such a treasured memory.

Paula Scott said...

Did you guys remember to breathe while waiting for this shot?
It's a keeper!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that is a lovely story! How sweet and how great to have his patience rewarded and I loved him comment! Perfect!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...

aww! what lovely story!!

thanks for your continued support

shraddha

photowannabe said...

Oh that is magic. Terrific post for the letter H.

Selma said...

He is a budding poet. I would have been beside myself if I had seen that. I am enchanted!

anthonynorth said...

That is one marvellous experience.

hip chick said...

Oh how sweet. I'm sure he will never, ever forget that.

Roger Owen Green said...

hummingbirds are fascinating creatures that can fly backwards, I believe. nice story.

RuneE said...

It could also have been P for patience.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Hummingbirds are certainly magical We don't get them in our garden. The speed of the wings is miraculous.

Mary from Meander With Me said...

A "once in a lifetime photo". Beautiful. Mary from Meander With Me.

Reader Wil said...

It's great that you could save this magical moment for posterity! It's such a precious shot!

Q said...

A wonderful H!
Hummingbirds keep Humans humble...
He is a special young man.
Thank you for this photograph and story.
Sherry

Michelle Johnson said...

this is the most precious story i've read this morning. i am pleased he was rewarded with such a delicate touch. have a great day.

Amy said...

Patience can be it's own reward - great lesson for a young person! Thanks for your positive comment on my H - I like your haiku offerings as well.

Janie said...

Wow, that's an amazing story and a great photo capture. That is a great memory, to feel a hummingbird's tiny feet on one's finger.
The 6 year old certainly has amazing patience.

Mara said...

Ah, what a lovely remark! Angel's wings, I will remember that now.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wow! I'd be thrilled too to have a hummingbird land on my finger!

jay said...

What a patient little lad! He earned his angel's feet, bless him! Sweet picture!

Rose said...

Magical memories indeed! And what a lucky boy to have them land on his fingers. I'm still trying to capture one on film:)

jenniferneri said...

How lovely! Brings to mind the time a new monarch landed on my 3 year old. I should follow suit and put a feeder like that out back. We see the hummingbirds zip about. Maybe they would still for us.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

How nice to have humming birds land on your fingers. Lucky boy.

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing this moment and for comment on my blog.
It's just to take a plane to stockholm and you can go there ;-)

Grace and Bradley said...

I am envied of this little boy, what an experience of life time. This summer was the first time I saw a hummingbird in our garden, just a glance.

Dragonstar said...

What a wonderful, magical event that was! Something a child will never forget. Thanks so much for sharing it with us, and thanks for visiting mine.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

A delightful post! I love humming birds. I didn't know they are so tame and come so close. Awesome!

Vicki ~ FL said...

What a magical moment for a special young lad....thanks for sharing and for your visit.

SparkleFarkle said...

***deep, heartfelt happy sigh*** I love the dear hummingbirds. Little earth angels, as my daughter and Puppet like to think.

SparkleFarkle said...

P.S. Don't forget to make a wish each time you see one!

Linda Jacobs said...

What a thrill for him! My granddaughter would love to have that happen to her!