Thursday, August 6, 2015

Seldom Seen #20

Seldom Seen #20 is a look at the hummingbird feeders around the monastery.

These two hang from the second floor of the south wing facing the Library Courtyard. Very seldom seen unless you're here on retreat or taking a walk around the entire perimeter of the Mount, including this courtyard.

Another one only seen if you're walking around the Mount and looking for them. This one faces the east woods and supposedly has an ant-proof moat around it to keep bugs away!

This one can be seen, it's in the inner courtyard along the hall from the chapel to the dining room. As luck would have it, as I was standing still getting ready to take this photo, doesn't a hummingbird settle on it, right in view of the camera. Viola!

So I decided to stand there a while and see if any more "action" might occur and within minutes one came, and perched on the shepherd's hook guarding his territory, as they tend to do--so says all the books!

And here's a BONUS for all of you who have hung in there for all 20 Seldom Seens in this series: As the last one, look at this: I'm not 100% sure what it is, but my guess is that one of our deer recently spent the night in the quite tall reeds and Black Eyed Susans that happen to be right outside my room, near the sidewalk. The indentation was too round, too intentional, too perfectly deep and "hidden" to be from a storm, passing small animal or any other accident. WOW!