This morning we had RAIN! Glorious, glorious rain! I settled on the patio with my coffee and camera and thoroughly enjoyed the cooler air and the fresh scent and sweet sounds of rain. I had hoped to get some snaps of the hummingbirds that started visiting again (once I had the presence of mind to refill the feeder!) And sure enough I was treated to a show ... another round of "The Hummingbird Wars".
Two males are involved in a turf war - and they get so wrapped up in their chase that I become downright invisible to them ... they buzz around my head and shoulders as though I was just another tree-like obstacle in their path. The entire production reminds me of war jets in a military "dog fight" ... and several times they've actually brushed my cheek or arm. Great fun to watch them, but impossible to catch with a still camera. Next time I'll try to have video ready to go!