My Hummingbird Angel
by Sarah Bates
My Hummingbird Garden
I had my first hummingbird experience on August 30,2007. I remember this date because it was the day that my best guy friend, Artie had passed away.
I found out of my friend's passing on my way home from work. When I got home I went out on my back porch and started talking on the phone to multiple people about what had happened to my friend. As I was talking to my mom and started giving her the news of Artie's passing I realized there was something buzzing around me.
I thought it was a bee until I realized it had a beak. Until that day I had never seen a real live hummingbird my whole life. At the time I was living in a townhouse in the city and did not have a flower garden, not even a plant.
The Hummingbird continued to buzz around me and then just hovered next to me as I continued to talk on the phone..almost as though he was listening to my conversations.
The next day I told people about my experience and found that my experience was rare and was told hummingbirds usually don't just hang out, and especially with no nectar around.
I had also found out from my friends, Nikki and Jodi who were also very close with Artie were told by his grandmother and mother who live in Ohio..(my experience was in Maryland which is where I currently live now) that they both individually also had a similar experience with a hummingbird around the same time as me. To this day every time we see a hummingbird we think of Artie. We recently just had our 15 year High School Reunion and a tribute board was made for Artie. On his tribute board pictures of hummingbirds were posted.
Since my experience.. I now have a whole garden with flowers and multiple feeders dedicated to my hummingbirds.