but they seem so much confetti

for a hummingbird’s
celebration of spring and life
and endless cycles

it’s hard to imagine
what life must be like on the wing
of such a tiny, speeding bird

but it’s not at all difficult
to see why they are drawn
to the siren song

of summer




(title taken from joni mitchell’s for the roses)


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  • Sandi May 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Kelly is this flower lantana? and if so does it grow wild where you live.
    Here in Ontario it is only an annual but at home in Australia it grows wild. I do miss it and often buy it as an annual this time of year.

  • Anna Montgomery May 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Gorgeous! I was shocked the first summer we found hummingbirds here at 10,000 feet.

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  • Debi May 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    i’ve never seen this flower, at least not as a hummingbird. wow!

  • K.Young May 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Just catching up here ~ been so busy I feel like I’m spinning. xo

  • missing moments May 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    So beautiful!


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