by Karen Rose Smith
I hang the hummingbird feeders at the end of April or beginning of May. Even when the gardens are in full bloom, the hummingbirds come to drink at them. These photos were taken mostly in the evening when I was sitting on the patio. I could hear the flutter of hummingbirds' wings as a signal that they were nearby and I had my camera ready.
Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures.
In the summer I usually wear long colorful tunics on the patio. From the beginning of summer to its end, the hummingbirds become more familiar with me. I talk to them. And by summer's end, they circle closer to me if I'm in the garden or on the patio.