Saturday was an absolutely gorgeous day here. The sun is shining, the air was just this side of dry, it was cool, but not super cold, blue sky, white puffy clouds - but just a few. All in all amazing. I sat outside and worked on my weekly Bible study lesson. I'm co leading a group called Holy Spirit Encounter with my church. So far it's been great.
Anyway, as I'm sitting at the table on the deck in the backyard, I hear a buzzing noise to my right. I think it is a giant beetle bug as I look and see an emerald green-gold "bug" about three inches long or so. Just when I begin to wonder what kind of bug it is, it flits to the left and sticks it's face into another flower and then zooms as fast as possible to the end of the yard. I barely have time to react when it hits me, "Oh my gosh! THat was a HUMMINGBIRD!" I'm so excited, I can barely breathe, I get up to run around the house and find something to write it down with so I don't forget. It was the most incredible, unexpected thing I have seen in ages. I couldn't believe it. I had no idea that hummingbirds lived in Maryland. I mean WOW!
The first two thoughts I had after it flew away - so super fast by the way - were 1) we need to plant more flowers that it can feed on so I can see it again and 2) I wonder how they live in winter when there are no flowers.
For those of you who know how obsessed I am with Googling this kind of information - I haven't looked it up yet. But I will now.
I was so thankful for that little bit of magic that God provided to me on Saturday. It was perhaps one of my favorite moments of the weekend.
I didn't take this picture - but it is almost identical to how I saw the bird.