Monthly Archives: May 2012

fine young lady

This is one of the sweetest, most kind and polite young ladies I have ever met:

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She and her loving family couldn’t have been easier, more beautiful, or more enjoyable to spend an evening with.

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18 months old

This little guy gets amazingly cuter every time I see him.

I could not ask for a happier kid nor an easier family to work with…
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hummingbird (clearwing)

We have some lovely lilacs planted around our front porch.

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And the past few nights, my husband and I have sat and watched a little hummingbird that keeps coming to visit them.

It hovers, mid-air, methodically sucking the nectar from each tiny lilac flower, then moving over 1/8th of an inch to the next. It’s pretty amazing, actually.

I finally grabbed the camera to try to take a picture of it. In these first few, I couldn’t quite catch him:

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But then I sped the shutter speed WAY up and we finally got a better look at him:
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Pretty neat! However, I was informed by my cousin that this is actually not a hummingbird because hummingbirds don’t have antennae. This is an imposter called the ‘Hummingbird Clearwing.’ Not a bird, but an insect.

So there you go!

A good entomology lesson for the day. And I though I’d share it with you guys!

nine years old

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