846. Light shot through diaphanous wings; its long beak dipped in the flower of life’s sweet nectar… ~Excerpt from a poem by Laurence Overmire

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A hummingbird in magic play
Appears to you this summer’s day.
Turquoise shades against the sky
Shimmer as it flutters by.

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The sweetness of its beauty sings
Through rapid dance of tiny wings
On a random path of mystery
In brilliant, balanced harmony.

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Gracefully it hovers there
In front of you atop the air.
Hold out arm and it will land
Upon the softness of your hand.
~Edited poem by Edna Whitney

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From scarlet to dusty gold,
to yellow flames,
to the rare
ashen emerald,
to the orange and black velvet
of our girdle gilded by sunflowers,
to the sketch
amber thorns,
your Epiphany,
little supreme being,
you are a miracle…
~Excerpted lines from a poem
by Pablo Neruda

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The weeds are gone! The weeds are gone! At long last the freakin’ weeds are GONE! (Well at least for the moment anyway.) When I had my meltdown earlier this week and decided to take a break from just about everything, I also decided to hire someone to come finish the weeding. And then as luck would have it, a cool front blew in two nights ago and dropped our temperature to 66. The next day we had a cloud cover all day, and though it brought only a smidgen of rain, it kept the day’s high in the low 70‘s. What an unexpected blessing that was! It was enough of a hint of autumn’s coming to begin lifting me out of the grumpy doldrums. So I spent the whole day pottering around the yard. In fact I overdid it a tad; well actually it was more than a tad, because I’ve had to pay the piper today. But the price of these aches and pains have not exceeded the joy; that’s for sure. And I happy to report that along with me, my little hummers (like the ones in the photos) have been dancing. Have you? I hope so.

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago. ~Psalm 77:11  ✝

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28 thoughts on “846. Light shot through diaphanous wings; its long beak dipped in the flower of life’s sweet nectar… ~Excerpt from a poem by Laurence Overmire

  1. I loved the poem and photos. I am so glad you had some cooler temperatures and the opportunity to go out in your yard. Then the treat of having someone do your weeding for you…that is so nice! I hope you will recover from overdoing soon.

    Hugs and Blessings,

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  2. absolutely love the shot of the two little hummers snugged in their nest together 🙂 I weeded in the blaring glaring sun, heat and humidity today and thought I’d perspire to my death—-so I suppose the weeds may indeed be the death of me—-
    A little R & R is always a blessing to ones psyche 🙂 –now only if the Fall would arrive early 🙂

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  3. I’m glad you had a good time and that you’re taking good care of yourself. These photos are amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hummingbird nest. Bird nests of any kind are amazing when I stop and think about it.

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    • Well, my oh my, looky who’s here! What a surprise and a treat, Sir Laurence. How the hell are you anyway? I was thinking about you just the other day and wondering how you were. It’s so good to hear from you. Hugs and love, N 🙂 ❤

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      • Who’s here indeedy. 🙂 Nice to see you again Natalie. I’m not too bad, having some moments. thought all of this crap was over with but it doesn’t look like it. Oh well, enjoy the good while they’re here. Big hugs and love back at you. 🙂 🙂

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