TEMPORARILY, WE ARE NOT TAKING ORDERS ON ANY PRODUCTS SOLD IN OUR STORE.

We are so sorry but due to the current pandemic crises, our distributor has stopped distribution and closed down temporarily. We look forward to re-opening our store as soon as the situation permits. We will post a big "OPEN" sign when shopping is resumed.

Stay safe and thank you for choosing The Hummingbird Guide

FLOWER/PLANT ORDERS ARE PROCESSING THROUGH OUR PARTNER, DIRECT GARDENING.

WE WILL UPDATE THIS WHEN OUR STORE IS RE-OPENED!
STAY TUNED,...... THIS IS JUST A TEMPORARY PAUSE!

Phil Simon, professional artist

by Phil Simon
(Lafayette, Calif., U.S.A)

This last year my wife and I had a couple of feeders that we maintained for the hummingbirds. We live in Northern California in the San Francisco East Bay. My guess is we were a bit tardy refilling our feeders because of what happened to me this particular morning. I woke up as usual around 7am, made a cup of coffee, and was feeling very at ease with myself as I stepped outside for the fresh morning air. Standing just outside the kitchen door I heard a whirring sound and suddenly there were two hummingbirds hovering directly in front of me at eye level. I think they looked in earnest as they shifted positions slightly, but always hovered in front of me, looking right at me. Feeling quite at peace I was enjoying this communion of sorts when one of the hummingbirds flew onto my shoulder and remained there for about 5 seconds. Then he joined the other, both hovering in front of me, then they raised up slightly higher, gave me one final piercing look, and then off and away they flew. I felt a strange kind of joy in the aftermath of this brief encounter...and suffice to say, my wife and I were much more attentive to the feeders thereafter. I doubt I will ever forget this experience.

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