Sacramento Hummer It Really Is the Little Things by Barbara L. Steinberg©
I couldn't be happier to see the first real rain of the season in Sacramento. California's landscape is thirsty and the sight and sound of rain is welcome. Along with this joyful change in the weather, I was greeted by the song of a hummingbird outside my kitchen door. Not at all unusual, I looked to see where the tiny visitor might be hovering. To my delight, he was perched on the phone line enjoying what can only be described as a hummingbird bath. Over and over, he shook his wings, spread his feathers, tucked his head here and there...clearly a joyful moment...for us both. He was so engaged in this bathing ritual that I had enough time to run upstairs, grab my camera, and return. Not the best video in the dim light of evening, but you can see this Sacramento hummer is having the time of his life. We were both humming a happy tune.
This nature interlude reminds me, again, that even in our urban settings wildlife is all around us.