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Not so silent Sunday

Hummingbird moth on zinnia.  (I think it is a Snowberry Clearwing.)
Hummingbird moth on zinnia. (I think it is a Snowberry Clearwing.)

Life just seems so full of connections.  Most of the time we don’t even pay attention to the depth of life.  We only see flat surfaces.

~ Colin Neenan

Rolling up his or her tongue while in flight.
Rolling up his or her tongue while in flight.

The first time I saw a hummingbird moth was in Colorado.  I’d never seen anything like it before, and up until today, I hadn’t seen anything like it since.  I was out in the scrounger’s garden this afternoon doing a bit of weeding, and heard the humming.  I thought it was a hummingbird until I stood at the zinnias and watched.  There are several of them out there, and it was a delight to see them.

Tasting the nectar.
Tasting the nectar.

The reason this is not a typical Silent Sunday post is because I want to express my gratitude to all who left such kind notes yesterday with offers of prayers and wishes and thoughts and good energy.  My family member, who was discovered unconscious and at one point had to be on a ventilator, is now doing much better.  This person is now awake, removed from the ventilator, and responding appropriately to questions.

Of course it was a disappointment to have to skip some of the activities planned for the weekend, but it occurred to me yesterday evening that sometimes things really do happen for a reason.  The set of circumstances being what they were may have been the reason for a better outcome.

Garden delights.
Garden delights.

We were lucky on many fronts although we had to give up a few things along the way.  This evening we’ll resume what we had planned from this point onward, and I am ever so grateful that we can do that.

Another taste.
Rolling up before moving on.

Thank you again.  Your thoughts, prayers, and energy are appreciated.  And now, I’m off to have some fun.  I’ll see you again in a few days or next weekend or… well, I don’t know.  When the time is right, I suppose.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

24 thoughts on “Not so silent Sunday

  1. I’m so glad that it turned out as it did. You are right. Sometimes things happen for a reason…like a wake up call. I hope all continues well and that you have a very fun filled time the next few days!

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  2. Wonderful news, wonderful photos. I’m so glad things are going better, continued prayers for improvement. Huge hugs to you and your family. Thought about you quite often this weekend…will continue to do so.

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  3. These photos are absolutely incredible! I am happy to hear that things are improving with your family member and will continue to beam healing energy your (Collective ‘Your’) way. xx

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  4. The summer seems to be very kind to your garden, the flowers are gorgeous, and I think your little humming friend agrees! I’m pleased to hear that your relative is on the mend. Take care.

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  5. What an amazing creature – a little messenger to distract you with a bit of beauty. You and yours will be in our prayers.
    (And you are so much better at snapping life in motion – I was trying to get a picture of a lovely dragonfly in some similar zinnias at a farm where we picked produce this weekend. Got the flowers, but that elusive flyer escaped…but the memory lasts)
    Hugs

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  6. I’ve seen the hummingbird moths at only one place. They definitely are unique. I missed your post yesterday, will have to go back, but I’m pleased that your family member had a good outcome. These pictures are fantastic!

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