No bigger than my thumb, in pale green dresses, they rise,
tiny fireworks, each with dainty charcoal feet,
sea-green helmets, brisk metallic tails.
These evocative words by poet Mary Oliver describe young hummingbirds as they burst from their mossy nest. I think of her poem when I watch my own avian acrobats draw perfect circles in the air and then, with a jerk, pause in front of me.
Hummingbirds symbolize the celebration of life, hope, and joy as well as an appreciation for every moment. Did you know that they’re one of the most popular bird tattoos?
Last time I went to the beach, I marveled at the tsunami of ink. Everyone is inked up except moi.
Are you sporting ink? Thinking about it?