We wait in anticipation of what is to come in the next weeks. We had some rain last night and this morning, then the sun came out. I spotted a bumble bee going into its nest at the top of our gate. An orange hummingbird sipped at my sage plants.  I found an image that looks like it.

Rufous hummingbird Photo by Chris LeBoutillier from Pexels

A peaceful meditation video that I found. Let us have grace, an end to the suffering:

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11 thoughts on “Grace

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I looked up some information on this little guy. The Rufous Hummingbird migrates 4,000 miles from Alaska and Canada to Mexico traveling up the Pacific Coast in Spring. This is the first one I have ever seen. What type of hummingbirds do you get in your yard?


      1. joey

        I’ve never seen this orange variety. I so rarely get hummingbirds — and only in August, the green ones. I’ve no idea what they are, but they’re rare. They come to visit my Yucca, which as far as I’m concerned, is the only reason to have a Yucca. 😛

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      2. Deborah Drucker Post author

        I think the orange ones are Rufous Hummingbirds but I had not noticed them before although they are supposed to be migrating up the Pacific Coast in Spring. I am glad I have the sage. I had tried planting sage before and it did not do well but I got lucky with the 2 plants I have. They are native plants to California. Definitely keep that Yucca. 🙂

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      3. Deborah Drucker Post author

        I do have a small lavender plant but they are hard for me to grow too. Not hot yet, kind of a late winter. But we do get hotter as we get closer to summer. Hope your weather has settled down there.



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