Delta came blowing through last night, and at one point I thought a gust of wind was going to take my little 7 lb. chihuahua and hurl her into space. Clutching my umbrella as she did her business, I grabbed her quickly as a 40 MPH gust seemingly came out of nowhere.
As I surveyed the yard this morning, I thought, "Oh, I'll go get my 5 mile walk in and then tackle this mess.' What a dumb move. I drug limbs out to the curb, sucked up two bags of leaves with my trusty Toro leaf vacuum mulcher, and filled up a large trash container with mostly crape myrtle limbs. Then I cleaned the bathroom and did other household chores. I'm too old for this.
With 45 minutes to spare before my husband returned from his trip, I drove to Burden Gardens to see if my little Hummingbird buddy survived. Welp, he's still there, alive and well! His gorget is starting to come in and that's how I know it's definitely a juvenile male. In other pictures you can clearly see a tiny red patch on the neck. I wonder how long he'll hang around? It sure would be nice if he stayed around all year.
400mm | f/6.3 | ISO 320 | 1/1000 sec