This hummingbird stopped by for a visit, as I was enjoying my early morning garden time. The 'Cut and Come Again' Zinnias seemed to be the main attraction .
I get a lot of hummingbirds in the garden! And since I don't know much about them, I did a little research at hummingbirds.net . I think this a female of a species called Calliope, or maybe a Broad Tailed, which is quite similar. Does that sound right to any of you hummingbird experts? It was just a tiny little thing, with shiny greenish crown and back, spotted neck, rusty colored sides, and white on the ends of the tailfeathers.
The red zinnias seemed to be a favorite! Unlike butterflies, they don't seem to mind me getting close enough to photograph them.
"The stillness of the early morning scene enables me to take in and enjoy many things which pass me by during the bustle of the day...." Rosemary Verey