About three years ago we saw our very first hummingbird at our house. It was very exciting for us and we immediately set up a feeder. We did not see one again until the following summer when once again we saw one for one time only. I know lots of people see hummingbirds all the time, but for us it seems the rarest of all bird sightings and it made us so excited. Yesterday we were eating breakfast when I saw what seemed to be a big cicada flying at our window. I realized, though, that it was a hummingbird. He hovered for quite a while, seeming so curious about us, looking right through our big window at all of us. I went outside and set up the hummingbird feeder with food, assuming that as in years past we wouldn’t see it again. Wrong! This morning he came back and went right to the feeder!!! And stayed long enough for some photos. I wasn’t able to catch a picture of him with his wings beating, but I’m hoping he’ll be back. Oh, and when he wasn’t at the feeder he went to the tall hosta flowers (which I think look a bit unsightly, but I have deliberately not cut them because bees like them and apparently so do hummingbirds), visited a bush that didn’t seem to have any flowers on it, and also flew over to a few late summer roses. This, and a very generous recent gift certificate to White Flower Farm, are all the motivation we needed to get started on the bird/butterfly garden we’ve wanted to create since last year. Hooray for hummingbirds!!!