On a bright crisp desert morning I walked outside to the familiar buzz-buzzing of hummingbirds darting to and fro, suspended mid-air, moving from flower to flower in their morning nectar round-up. One rested on a nearby fence long enough to take this picture.
Later that day, I had the opportunity to visit the home and lush gardens of Michael, a gentle recluse who hand-built his fine crafted home and meditation room. The birds in his walled garden were busy pecking the dried heads of sunflowers and removing the seeds. I felt privileged to witness their harvesting and delight in so much abundance.
Moving closer and closer, this bird finally succeeds.
Seeing with Unknowing eyes this magnificence arising and passing away – such joy, such joy!