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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

SHEER DELIGHT!
Yesterday morning I noticed that my little garden was looking pretty dry so I set my oscillating sprinkler out there and turned on the water.
When I came in the house I left the sliding door open so my pups could lay in the sun on the deck.
I had only been in the house a few minutes when I began hearing a series of "peep-peep-peep's"
I was not familiar with the sound so I went out to the deck and stood and watched for a few minutes. It didn't take long before I discovered the little peeper.
Each time the sprinkler began to rise, a little humming-bird flew into the drops of water and each time it flew in, it made three 'peeps' as it hovered in the spray. This little guy was actually 'playing in the sprinkler' and obviously loving it.
This lasted for about five minutes, long enough for me to grab my camera and 'try' to get some pictures. Unfortunately hummer's are very small and very fast. I was only able to capture it in two shots, and just the one below is a fairly clear picture of it. The other was basically a humming-bird blur.
You will have to enlarge the picture a lot to see the bird and the spray from the sprinkler. The tiny little creature is left and up a bit from the center of the photo.
I don't know if anyone else has ever seen hummer's do this, but I hope I get to see it again. It just tickled me!

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