Ahhh a couple days of rest are upon us as we are getting some needed rains today and tomorrow. I wandered about a bit this morning between the rains and it was absolutely beautiful out. It was all dark and gloomy but the birds were singing and the green colors were brilliant. The flowers were blooming and the veggies, I swear I could see growing. Unfortunately along side the veggies I could also see the weeds enjoying the watering.
I had entirely good intentions of making some cheese and yogurt today as well as making some poison ivy soap and being creative, making something fun, useful and worth posting about. But, once I got up and around and moving I changed my mind and decided to devote myself to nothing but what absolutely had to be done. Besides, my poison ivy is itching n scratching, the kink in my back is getting kinkier and my muscles are having a few issues so I deserve a break(insert evil grin here). Sometimes my lack of motivation and enthusiasm is astounding even to myself.
Sometime after the near chicken fiasco I went out to the front porch and heard a loud buzzing sound. I thought it was either a very large bumble bee or Japanese hornet but when I looked up it was a hummingbird. I opened the door more for it to go out but it was being persistently stupid and trying to go out the corner of the porch. After a few more futile attempts to talk the hummer out the door I tried to coax him while standing on a bucket. I guess my talking to myself and the scraping of the bucket finally got manthings attention enough that he came to help me snag it up and set it free. I caught him once n he escaped but went right back to his silliness of trying to get out the corner. Manthing was finally able to get him and set him free but in the process I was able to get a fairly decent picture of him.
This bird was the yellow color you see. He was quite brilliantly colored with the yellow and black that wrapped around its underside. Its chest was white and it didn't have the other little patch under its chin so was a female I believe. Its beak was straight and it was definitely a hummer. Even for a hummingbird it seemed quite small so possibly a juvenile. Thing is we have no yellow hummingbirds in Ga. I searched online a fair bit and the only thing I have found is the possibility of a young ruby throated hummer or that it was covered in pollen. We both handled this bird, no pollen was left on our hands and if that was all pollen it sure was an intricate pattern. Maybe it is a mutant or an exotic hummer(and was thoroughly confused on its whereabouts) or maybe we have a new species. I don't know exactly what type of hummer she was but it sure was pretty.