Hiding from a Hummer

Sometimes I make the mistake of thinking myself clever.

I post chairs around the garden to get the wildlife used to the chairs.

Then I quietly slip in the chairs to spy and take photographs without being noticed.

Last week I hunkered down in an Adirondak chair near the alstroemeria.

The female hummingbird zoomed in and spent time perusing the entire patch.

She moved so quickly that I aimed and snapped without focusing.

Before she flew away, she hovered right smack dab in front of my startled face.

She was letting me know that she saw me all along.


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