Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Hummingbird is Back

Last spring I put up my hummingbird feeder, and we had a few visits from some hummingbirds. But, not many visits and then none at all over the summer.

I gave up and took the feeder down. Then, last week this poor little hummingbird was flying around my regular bird feeder. I’m assuming he was looking for food and was a bit confused as my regular feeder is red.

So, I got out the hummingbird feeder again, and there have been at least two of them that have been visiting it regularly. I’m guessing they must migrate through this area. Maybe they remembered where they had found food in spring. I think birds and animals are much smarter than we realize.  Here’s one of the most recent visitors.

Hummingbird at Derge Sept. 14, 2011

I’ve also seen several Blue Jays in the neighborhood over the last few days. I wonder if they also migrate, since I saw some in spring, but none over the summer. This guy was in the tree across from our site this morning.

Blue Jay at Derge Sept. 14, 2011

The other evening the sun was just beautiful shining from behind some clouds that were passing through. It’s one of those sights that makes me think of heaven for some reason.


The temperatures have suddenly decided it is fall. On Monday we golfed and the high was 85 degrees. By the way, Kevin and I both had good games. I guess it’s true that the more you play, the better you get :) Today, highs are supposed to be in the 60s and there are frost warnings for the next two nights. The electric heater has made an appearance!

Tonight, we’re going to a Brewers baseball game. They are still in first place, but haven’t been playing too well the last two weeks. I think they will be in the playoffs, but I sure hope they get their mojo back!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!