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Hummingbird Fly Zone

I have been trying to come up with a cheery post for our blog. Unfortunately the way things have been happening around here it is difficult. Ohio like many other states is being devistated by the current downfall of the economy. Businesses are laying off by the hundreds, or worse closing their doors forever. Unemployment is sky rocketting and foreclosures are on the rise.

This past Friday the school where I have been teaching  for the last several years notified us that it will be closing at the end of this school year. An institution that has for the past 100 hundred years provided a  solid acedemic as well as spiritual  course of study for its community will now end. I realize that we are yet another statistic in this downward economic spiral, but still it stings a bit.

Like many others we are no stranger to adversity or having to tighten our belts. We are braced to do all that we can to provide for ourselves, the animals that depend upon us, as well as for those that we serve in the community. The thought that continues to run through my mind is the staggering number of people who are being devistated by this economy. It both amazes and saddens me.

This morning I was looking through my emails trying to find some inspiration. I came across one that my sister had sent. Maybe you've seen it. It is called "Hummingbird Fly Zone". While putting out new food in a feeder this lady in Louisiana was visted by these tiny creatures. I bet it made her day. I know it made mine.



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Nice picture! - how I would love to be able to have that experience! I am so looking forward to seeing the hummers this year and taking care of them. It's amazing how the smallest creatures could give us so much satisfaction. We surely will need that this year! Thanks for the picture!

Posted by Sandy on February 25, 2009 at 06:04 AM EST #

Hi Sandy,
I was thinking exactly the same thought when I saw the picture. What a neat experience! She says they are light as a feather when they land on your hand. I can't wait for them to arrive either.Soon I hope.

Posted by Christine on February 25, 2009 at 05:54 PM EST #

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