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sunbeam kiss

The Hummingbird

by Harry Hibbard Kemp (1883-1960)


The sunlight speaks. And it's voice is a bird:

It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard

Above the flower bed. Over the lawn ...

A flashing dip and it is gone.

And all it lends to the eye is this --

A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.


During a break from my meetings in Palo Alto, I discovered this sweet hummer. My guess is: Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), female. I'd appreciate any help on the identification. Thanks! I was mesmerized by its grace and iridescence in the sunlight. I am looking forward to admiring your beautiful photos!


Thank you everyone for your wonderful support. I appreciate your views, comments, generous invites and faves. Thanks a heap!

Explore: 06/29/09 (Highest: #250 07/02/09).

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Taken on June 24, 2009