Hummingbirds were my maternal grandmothers favorite bird. i took these this afternoon and they always bring her to mind, she would have been 94 on feb 11, but she passed away in 2011. I am blessed to have so many hummingbirds at my house year round and i try to keep the feeder filled with sweet sugar water, because i know when i see them flitting around that she is with me. growing up she and my grandfather were just a few miles away, a trip i took many times on my bicycle or motorcycle growing up. Even as an adult after i moved over a thousand miles away, i still took time at least once a year to get back ‘home’ and visit with her.
My grandmother on my dad’s side was also a lover of animals and always had a dog around, she even once had a pet wild squirrel she rescued as an orphaned baby. She would have been 95 next month. although she passed away in 1981 I was lucky enough to live next door to her and spend time with her nearly every day for all of those 11 years.
Family is precious, you may not love all of yours all the time, but remember we only have each other for a short while and we don’t know how long that will be. So tell them you love them, and spend as much time with them as you can.