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  • As I sat on the back porch resting in Mother Nature's peaceful morning, I saw Ms Hummingbird whizzing around in the trees and settle down to rest on a branch for a few seconds. Then she was off on her errands again. I keep the screen door closed as several Hummingbirds have gotten on the porch and I have gently rescued them with a towel. One of them I didn't find until it was too late and I preserved her tiny body in a small bird nest.

    Later as I got ready for my walk around the Infinity figure 8 road that I live on, I glanced out the door and saw her again flitting around and settle on a branch for a bit. I smiled, it would be a good hummingbird day of joy and magic.

    The neighborhood was deserted as I made my way around the curves of the road, and it was a wonderful silent walk except for a couple of neighbors' dogs who barked as I went by. Then I heard Hummingbird whiz over my head and I caught a glance of her out of the corner of my eye. Then Bee buzzed by and if you listen carefully you notice that they do not sound the same. My inner child was happy.

    Once I found a Hummingbird's nest hidden in the bushes in the back yard with its tiny eggs and I would peek at it periodically. One day the eggs were gone, the new Hummingbirds had arrived.
    Mother Nature continues her cycles, teaching us many lessons if we will only open up to the stories and wisdom that she so richly presents to us. Hummingbirds give us the gift of joy and freedom, opening our hearts to the vibration of love. They are lovers of flowers, beauty and delight. Their play/work is to feed and care for their young and to nourish the flowers by spreading their pollen to other flowers in the cycle of reproduction.

    Hummingbirds are good medicine and it is said that they are connected with the Black Sun of the Mayan and Toltec peoples. In the teachings of the Toltec, the Black Sun is located in the center of the rift of Milky Way and is the place where our solar system was born. Scientists are now theorizing that there is a black hole in the middle of Milky Way and that our solar system was formed there. Indigenous people already knew this. Did Hummingbird whisper this wisdom in their heart?

    The photograph was taken when I was in Mexico City in 2005. We were sitting in the garden of a wonderful large board and breakfast near the Zocalo, and Hummingbird dropped by to nourish the flowers. Look closely and you can see her with wings in a blur of motion as she tastes and enjoys flower nectar.
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