Hummingbirds – Lessons in Flight

hummingbird4The little hummingbird, so tiny and quick.  They pack a lot of beauty into their compact bodies, and I am always excited to see them.  I focus right in because one second they are here – then zip!  Gone !

My Dad has a hummingbird feeder that sees lots of action, the tiny visitors to his feeder stay 12 months a year, and in the colder months they buzz his head when he hangs his feeder in the morning.  He relaxes and enjoys their bursts of energy and astounding flight skills.

My father-in-law Neil has a hummingbird feeder also, and his fliers seem to fence as they buzz around the feeder.  Some intense action!   Neil has to refill his feeder often as they love visiting.

In addition to the displays of flying skill, up and down, back and forth these wonders of nature include a lesson.  Maybe an important one.


A lesson about the small things. 

When a hummingbird appears near you they are reflecting the positive side of life by showing you the joy in small things. 

It’s important that you honor the small things in life and let go of the heavy toxic ones.

Be more present….

The hummingbird is tireless in its pursuit for finding sweetness. – Unknown author

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Thank you for visiting Life and Random Thinking today – I appreciate your visit and your blogs! – David


Small things are the ones we take for granted, we can be oblivious unintentionally. 

I missed the wind on my face when I was hospitalized for months.

I miss the “no reason” phone calls with my Mom.

I miss saying good night to my daughter before she went to sleep.

I miss telling bedtime stories, and nearly falling asleep myself to my two.

I miss breakfast with Dad, we shared breakfast for years.

I don’t want to miss the little things anymore, it’s a habit I’m breaking.

I miss riding in the back seat, Mom and Dad up front,

I miss 12 cent comics!


About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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19 Responses to Hummingbirds – Lessons in Flight

  1. Jane Fritz says:

    12 months of the year?!! Wow here in the east they arrive mid-May and leave pronto in early Oct. Maybe climate change will extend their stay a tad. They are special.

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  2. lghiggins says:

    Good thoughts on that tiny creature. I think I’ll add him to my ongoing list of what makes me smile. Basset hounds and donkeys are key players. Bears used to be, but having encountered several around where I live, I just have a healthy respect for them now. They are also the reason I can no longer hang hummingbird feeders–big bear magnet. Fortunately, the little hummingbirds are still attracted to the flowers on our deck.


  3. Are these your photos of local hummers? I love them. 🙂


  4. Hummingbirds make me think of my mama. Thank you for this beautiful post!


  5. I miss drives that went nowhere after Sunday morning church services. I miss drive-in movies from the back of mom and dad’s station wagon. I miss Christmas stockings filled with small, inexpensive gifts and treats. I miss being able to walk up to someone walking his/her dog and being able to introduce myself and make friends with the dog (because of COVID-19). I miss campfires at our mountain retreat. I miss seeing butterflies. And oh, how I miss the body I had when I was much, much longer!


  6. This is such a lovely post. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful for little things and present to life as it happens. I know what you mean… I miss the bedtime stories and cuddles from my adult children too.❤️

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  7. Sandra J says:

    So beautiful, the words and photos David. So many things to be thankful for. 🙂

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  8. Whenever I think of joy, I remember you.


  9. Eliza says:

    I’m glad you have and will have most the small things. Though the small things are the big things.
    I like the lessons of the hummingbird. Maybe I’ll get to see one some day…
    Love, light and glitter

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