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Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:06 PM

sometimes there are moments in life that are simply magical

my daughter & her fiance were sitting outside their apartment enjoying the sun
they began talking about the type of yard they would like to have one day
one thing lead to another & my daughter began talking about how she had never seen a hummingbird in nature and it used to be her favorite creature when she was a child.
she said it would be magical if she ever saw one.
a couple minutes later her fiance tells her to "look" and she turns and looks up at the small tree she was sitting near/beneath
and there it was--a hummingbird!
she was so delighted she began to cry.
they watched it for a minute or so before it flew off.

she was so awed by the experience she had to call & tell me.

one of the nicknames my mom had for my daughter was Flit--named for the hummingbird in the Pocahontas movie.

i told her i thought it was a "sign" but we both think it is more a sign from the universe rather than a sign from my mother who passed nearly five years ago. (although i could be wrong)

or maybe it was just one of those wonderful, serendipitous experiences.

at any rate--it was pretty awesome.

and so--in honor of my daughter's magical moment.....

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:14 PM

1. what a sweet story :)

mom always put out hummingbird feeders when we went camping as a kid and it was so neat to watch them. she sent me a nice feeder, but it's gotten shuffled away in our many moves and i'm not sure where it is. maybe i'll dig it out before next summer.

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:28 PM

2. It's always magical to see

one of nature's beautiful creatures; hope you see many more. The other day we were lucky enough to have a full double rainbow right over our heads for more than an hour; sign or not, it brought joy.

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:36 PM

3. Once I was out on lunch break and saw

a small group of people looking down at something small on the sidewalk. They were waiting for a wildlife rehabber to arrive for - you guessed it - a hummingbird! (This was in NYC, on 42nd Street across from Grand Central Station.)

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:42 PM

4. Haven't heard that song in a long time. Thanks for sharing the moment.

such a sweet story.

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