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Naming the Unnamable

The great spiritual teacher Krishnamurti once said, “When you teach a child that a bird is named ‘bird,’ the child will never see the bird again.” What they’ll see is the word “bird.” That’s what they’ll see and feel, and when they look up in the sky and see that strange, winged being take flight, they’ll forget that what is actually there is a great mystery. 119 more words

Life Lessons

Hummingbird Banding Xtravaganza

“The hummingbird competes with the stillness of the air.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa

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The coming of autumn in Houston is always marked by the…

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this immature male ruby-throated hummingbird is every bit as proud as his larger cousin the bald eagle…
even with his face dusted with white morning glory pollen


Ft. Davis and Davis Mountains Revisited

Well, after our aborted trip last month, we finally got it right this time.  We arrived at our destination, the Davis Mountains Inn Bed and Breakfast around 1:30 on Monday afternoon.  563 more words


Ruby-throated Hummingbird

A juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird relaxes on a flowering Hosta plant. — http://ift.tt/1r50qUi by mike_lentz


Frozen in Flight

Pleasant moment from this evening’s hike. Loved the lighting


She Is Intrigued

The little tell-tale tilt of the head from a bird-friend, that comfortable gaze, and relaxed body language… all that indicates “I’ll let you stay with me”. A wonderful moment!