We have been having a wonderful time. We love it here at Manzano Mountains State Park and have made a slew of new friends. It seems that one day just flows into another and I find it's been weeks since I posted!
One of the things that occupies my days is our hummingbirds. It's no exaggeration to say the we have more than two dozen hummers visiting us on a daily basis. I wake in the morning and watch them from my bedroom window and the time just gets away from me.
Every day I go outside, intending to read but find I am mesmerized by our birds. They seem to accept us totally. We stand within inches of the feeders and they just buzz around, creating a variety of breezes that literally seem to kiss your face.
Can you tell I'm enchanted?
These shots are random shots and pretty much speak for themselves. In this one, I loved the movement.
This little fellow on the left is a Rufous Hummingbird. They are here in New Mexico on their way south.
Here's a close up of the Rufous. In the direct sun, their breast is a vibrant burnt orange.
This is a Calliope Hummingbird. The stripes at his neck are puffed up and ruffled when he is trying to attract a mate.
This shot intrigues me. While the bird is quite dark, I love the transparency of the tail against the feeder.
So now do you sort of understand why I've been so lax in posting?
I guess when my life is so good, I just get lazy!