I was gazing out my window at the backyard and wishing the snow would all disappear *poof* but knowing that would not happen. I had noticed a hummingbird sitting on a bench and sometimes on the branch of a tree 2 feet from the bench. A couple hours later as I gazed longingly outside I saw the hummingbird was still there. I thought that highly unusual as they always seem to move around a lot,
After a short vigil, I went to do dishes and such. Then a couple more hours passed and the hummer was still there. I became concerned, so decided that with my cane and a walking stick (knew the walker would not work) I gingerly ventured out. The 3 steps off my deck and to the path were scary but holding tightly I managed to get down. Slowly with my camera around my neck (and praying I would not slip and fall) I ventured over to see if I could get a shot of the little bird. I gently murmured over and over "Hi little hummer, don't be afraid" as I trekked. I got within 3 feet and he/she did not take off! Slowly raising my camera I began snapping photographs.
The little dear looked right at me!
It moved from the arm to the back of the bench as I continued to snap away.
Hummer seemed to be curious but not concerned with my presence.
Then he/she flew up and went to a little tree closer to me. I could see the red on its chest and liked the color of my workshop behind it.
I think he was wondering what I was doing.
I started to shake so decided to head back inside.
Then once inside I worried about my little friend, so put some nectar into a shallow plate, took it out, and place a couple small branches to give something for it to sit on, and went back inside.
Whenever I checked from the window he was still in the same spots and there when it got to dark for me to see anymore. I said a little prayer for him/her.
I am not sure if he drank from it, but hope he did. I have not seen him today. Maybe tomorrow,...