Sunday, September 23, 2012

Delicate Grace

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation. - Papyrus

Last night, Brandon and I visited a friend of his families for dinner. On their front porch they have six hummingbird feeders just like the one shown in this photo. Have you ever been in the presence of over 25 hummingbirds? It was a gift, truly a blessing. There could have well been as many as 50 or 60 birds there were to many to count. Brandon and I sat on their porch swing listening to them tell stories competing with the sounds of the birds.

I think we both left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated about life. It took the simplicity of the moments we got to experience together with good company to remind us how simple life can be. 

I want to be like a hummingbird!



  1. Hummingbirds are so beautiful. My inlaws have a cluster of hummingbird feeders and it's always such a treat to see so many at one time, but we've never had more than a dozen. How awesome you saw, and heard, so many!

  2. This photo is GORGEOUS!! I think hummingbirds are so magical.

  3. I love hummingbirds! Nice post, Lauren!

  4. I love hummingbirds! Nice post, Lauren!