An amazing thing happened in my garden this morning

DSCN0026I saw something quite remarkable in my garden this morning. Well, to be truthful I frequently encounter remarkable things in the garden, but this was special.

A cold morning. Peonies buds ready to burst, and not an ant to be seen. That in itself is unusual, at this time of year the buds are normally covered with them.

But there was a female hummingbird. She spent quite a long time hovering over the peonies, sipping what must be nectar off of the buds.

My new resolution: Never step into the garden without a camera.