Hummingbird Lady…slow it down!

Today I thought I would keep it light and share my new obsession.  We have some occupants who are eating us out of house and home in sugar water….

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They have discovered our new feeder and I am obsessed with them…

Hum5I am turning into the regular bird lady…as captured by my fella…(he thinks it is funny I got the feeder for him!)

hum6They are just so interesting and seem to move at my same pace.  As summer starts to sadly come to a close and my Studio is in my living room, they are a reminder to me to slow down in the chaos.  Also, a reminder to pull my original art form out of it’s case…my camera and capture what is happening right around me.  I forgot how much I miss that obsession!  So I can choose to live life like a hummingbird and speed right through it or take a moment to stop and grab the camera.

Happy Sunday to all and remember to stop fluttering those wings so much and stop and taste the nectar……….I have a few more feeders to acquire this weekend.  Did I mention we have a hummingbird swing too!  I am determined to be the hummingbird hub of Ramona.  (does anyone see an issue with all my obsessions and the OCD of living with my studio in my living room….cookoo for cocoa puffs!)

Many experiences are inherent in life – change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, and losses of all kinds – but these events don’t have to be the cause of ongoing suffering.  Yes, these events can cause heartache and stress, but heartache and stress pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences.  The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies and sustains these emotions while it simultaneously ignores the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that also exist.  When we dwell on these positive states at least as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives become far more fulfilling.”

12 thoughts on “Hummingbird Lady…slow it down!

  1. Love the little sweet ones…I have a few regulars at my feeder but don’t have your talent for photos. I think watching my feeders is an important part of me and connects me to the hum of life in this world. Love your posts!

  2. I have been trying to get pictures like that for weeks. but they are so fast and I get lots of fuzz. thanks for sharing I have many feeders too. One that I can see from my studio window that I love so much plus from my kitchen where I spend the rest of my time….. trying to slow down is a good thing

    • we just went and added two feeders today and messed up the neighborhood but they will be back and so will I with my camera. Now we can see three from our bedroom and kitchen.

  3. Totally love hummingbirds. When I get my photos uploaded from our trip to Missouri I will share. The parents hummingbirds were dive bombers and chased each other all over! So much fun to watch.

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