Last evening I stepped out onto the deck to take some photos of the beautiful sky.
As I tried to find the best angle, I was distracted by a visitor.
This beautiful male Anna's Hummingbird.
His feeder was empty!
As if he was trying to get my attention to this fact, he flew straight up and hovered.
Back and forth he flew, from feeder to mid-air, right before my eyes.
Stopping to take a rest and have a look around.
His black chin flashing iridescent ruby as he turned towards the late afternoon light.
Looking at me as if to say, 'Hey lady, fill my feeder!'
And then hovering for emphasis.
Sometimes life can be so magical when we least expect it.
We had a lovely day of sunshine, but it was very cool.
I should have been out planting these flats of pansies, but I have been lazy.
Isn't that right, Champ? Champ has been lazy, too. Check out those penetrating eyes.
He is trying to hypnotize me into playing ball with him.
Sorry, Champ, not today, let's go take a nap.
We have visitors staying with us - Weenie Baby and Peanut, the 'Grandpups'.
Here, Peanut is checking out the fall color on the Japanese Maple.
Weenie Baby is cuddled up inside.
She wrapped herself!
Waiting for nap time.
Isn't she sweet?
But before we go in, I want to show you my sunflower!
Planted by some small creature saving bird seed.
The notches in the leaves are from a small wood wren who flies up and takes little bites every day.
The Mr.'s tall ladder lies on the ground from chimney cleaning over the weekend.
It's time to start up the woodstove again.
The field spiders are busy this time of year getting fat for the winter.
I have to be careful where I walk these days so I don't run into one of their webs. Face first.
That's always fun.
Wishing you magic and cozy naps this week.
And don't forget to feed the birds!