Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Warning: Image not for the faint of heart
We are in Minnesota! We are visiting my sister and her husband and furr children this week.
There was a whole lotta car knitting on the way Up. On with the shawl. I am calling my own pattern the Pretend Friend Shawl. IN honor of you all. You folks.
Here's the thing.. We arrived and marveled at the hummingbirds at my sister's feeder. After a garden tour, that was amazing and included:
lung wort, or pulmonaria
Dead nettle or lamium
Maggie Daley astilbe or false spirea
and on and on....
well, so we get back to the porch and there are 2 male hummers on the ground. One is nearly dead and one is most sincerely dead. Okay all you buddies, give us some blah blah about circle of life or it being some rare great sign........we were mortified. .....
Do male hummers fight? They were right in front of a large picture window.....
So we sent fireman out to assess. The nearly dead took off! The sincerley dead did not.
So he got 3 bells rung 3 times, Firefighter salute, and got pitched into the woods.
So what does this dead hummingbird mean???????