I was just out filling the bird feeder. To my joy and surprise, a female ruby-throated hummingbird flew out of the zinnia patch and watched me do my chores from the safety of our pecan tree.
I think she was drinking nectar from the morning glory vines that ran wild through the garden this summer.
What a blessing to have such a visitor on a mild September morning.
I guess I should start carrying my camera when I feed the birds at the start of the day.