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Forum topic by Bob Babcock posted 06-08-2007 07:53 PM 1346 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob Babcock

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06-08-2007 07:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: inspiration hummingbird

I take mine from the smile of my wife, the thoughts and dreams of my kids, the moments in life that go beyond the normal.

I took a lunch break in the garden today. I was sitting in Nicole’s chair (named that because the garden was her idea and we made it together as a place to sit quietly and read and later to enjoy a small fire with friends)...anyway.. I was sitting…..a butterfly landed on the yellow iris on the edge of the pond….a beautiful moment….just seconds later a hummingbird flies to the next flower over, and with the butterfly still there…hovered sipping nectar…..OH!...how I wish I had my camera…and extraordinary coincidence, joyous…...I’m holding my breath as the hummingbird flies over and alights on a branch….inches from my eyes…I can see his feathers…iridescent green, cream, and red…shining…..I can see his heart beating…..I have to exhale….........................................gasp…............................

He looks straight at me…and flies away…

I think I need to go carve a hummingbird soon.

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-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org


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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 06-09-2007 12:20 PM

what a wonderful moment in a wonderful setting.
Definitely inspiring – and I wasn’t even there!
But it does make me want to go sit by my pond… see ya!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 06:36 AM

I was smiling for the rest of the day. Just to have it all happen so perfectly was strange. He was almost so close I couldn’t focus on him. When he flew away I could feel the puff of air from his wings.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#3 posted 06-10-2007 11:50 AM

Hi Bob;
—-I also love those hummingbird’s….

What often happens to me is I will be sitting on our front porch relaxing with a break, (ha!, now don’t go and spread the rumor that I ever stop….) and a hummingbird will fly in for a spell at one of our fuschia plants that are hanging off the porch beams. I can usually hear them coming since they beat the air in such a rapid manner, and then….they are gone.

I like your photos and also how you let us in with you on a side journey into inspiration….after all, that’s what it’s all about….taking friends with you, on our waundering treks.
Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#4 posted 06-10-2007 01:01 PM

I was working in the garden one day and all of a sudden it sounded like a helicopter near my ear… I looked around (he didn’t leave) and he just hovered there. It was really exciting.

And then last week I had a bumblebee check me out (I must have smelled very sweet either that or he was a doctor in his previous life). He checked my ears, eyes, cheeks… I could feel his wings/feet/nose/touch my face. I finally had to cover my face with my shirt as he kept checking me out for well over a minute. I was getting a little nervous about what he was going to do.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 06-10-2007 06:24 PM

Great meditation spot.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 06-11-2007 05:33 AM

Hehe…I had a bee check me out last summer…I was in my pool (picture a big sunburned guy on a float the same size as the pool) and noticed a bee in the water. I gently put my hand under him and raised him out of the water. He sat on my hand for a minute, buzzing his wings to dry of and then the little bugger stung me!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#7 posted 06-11-2007 01:08 PM

lol lol oh no.. and then what happened to the bee???

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 06-12-2007 10:21 PM

LOL…well he had committed suicide in stinging me…and the flick of my hand sent his traitorous little body flying….or I would have smashed him flat.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#9 posted 06-12-2007 10:22 PM

hehe great story for telling lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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