But for now we are green, we are beautiful, and we are Middle-earth.
Of course this is all going to end and soon. Already seed heads are forming on the wildflowers and wild grasses, soon to be turning yellow and brown. It was a brief but glorious Spring.
Having said this, the rain hasn’t deterred the hoards of Broad-tail Hummingbirds which inhabit the foothills of the Rockies. Astonishing numbers of these feisty little critters migrate here in the Spring and then it’s back to Mexico by late Summer - an amazing journey for one so small.
If they weren’t so darn cute I classify them as an invasive species, constantly depleting my sugar supply and confounding my dog.
You know I’ve often wondered about the reported annual sugar consumption here in the US. Are we as Americans getting a bum rap? Is our enormous consumption of sugar possibly the fault of the humble but ravenous hummingbird? This is something consider.
Cheers for now - E