As the summer of 2012 concludes, I have to admit I’m kind of glad to see it end. I’m ready for a fresh start, a new season to focus on new goals and leave the disappointments and sadness behind.
Yesterday, I took some time to sit out on the deck with the hummingbirds during a break from my computer. I hadn’t had much time to enjoy their antics this season, and I know they’ll soon be on their way south. There were two pairs vying to commandeer the feeders on this afternoon, and their chattering, squeaking and dive-bombing totally entertained me.
Probably because I didn’t spend much time with them over the summer, this group is a bit more skittish around my camera than the birds last year. They don’t linger when they hear the shutter release, so I’m only able to catch a few shots before they dart away. One female was more inquisitive, though, and even hovered over the dog, checking her out at length. She also swooped down to investigate the magazine I was reading, no doubt attracted by the red cover.
I plan to resume regular posts to my blog, and I look forward to reconnecting. Thank you for all of the supportive comments and emails this summer; they meant a great deal to me.
I will miss my hummingbirds when they migrate, but I’ll have many hardcore winter-loving birds to focus on and enjoy as a new season begins.