11.4.09

Noll Awaits the Hummingbird

The rhythm of nature is a comfort.
The rhythm of nature is a joy.
And the whirring sound of the hummingbird,
Plies my interest
Like a wind-up catnip toy!

Soon, it will come. Pushed north by the April winds. Flashing iridescent ruby throat, rudder-like tail; hovering in suspended animation. Its wings a blur. Its tiny "cheep, cheep" before an abrupt directional change. A quick sip of sugar water. Then, "zip, zip," another sip. One or two more aerial lifts before turbo-charging away. Over, and over again it does its sipping dance.

The rhythm of nature gladdens my heart.

In springtime, when, once again, we suddenly meet, it is hard to say whose heart beats faster: Mine, or the hummingbird's.

6 comments:

Angel said...

We always enjoy the hummingbirds. If we keep the feeders full, they stay into the fall.dyingov

JC said...

We rarely see them but when I was in Utah near Capitol Reef, they had lots of them. Maybe I will try to put up a feeder or two for my purrgang to enjoy. Happy Easter Noll

The Island Cats said...

We haven't seen any hummers yet! But it won't be long before we do!

Happy Easter!

The Cat Realm said...

They are here already! But then - some of them spend their winters here....
A very happy Easter to you!
The Cat Realm

Junior and Orion said...

Those hummingbirds are quite interesting. I wonder if any cat has ever caught one.....

Shadow / Molly said...

We hasnt seen em yet, we finks its too cold still here in Noo England fer dem. We keeps waitin and watchin tho!