This week’s Saturday Snippet:

Sometimes when I am weeding in the late afternoon, I hear the vibrating wings of the ruby-throated hummingbird before I see it dipping its beak into the long tubular flowers of the blue anise sage (Salvia guaranitica) called Black and Blue for its cobalt-blue petals and near-black calyxes at the base of the flowers. Hummingbirds are shy, but if I remain perfectly still, it is usually so intent on the nectar inside those deep blue trumpets that I can admire it out of the corner of my eye as it backs out of one flower and moves on to another. Then, in a flash of iridescent green and red, it is gone.

Anne Raver, In The Garden, The New York Times, August 20, 2014.

Photo: Rob Cardillo, The New York Times
Photo: Rob Cardillo, The New York Times

3 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Hummingbird, Sage

  1. Hello,
    I really like this post. Images are beautiful on your blog. I sense a love for nature in you.
    I also love nature. 🙂 To be honest, I don’t understand many botanical terminologies, yet I would, as I keep reading your posts in time to come. 🙂
    I love hummingbirds.
    Wishing you very best in new week,

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