It’s that time again! No, not pumpkin spice everything time. Hummingbird migration time! I know I’m not alone in loving the little, buzzing birdies because there are photos everywhere on social media. Today I stood three feet away from the feeder and still ended up with sub-par pictures of the hungry horde. I just couldn’t get my phone camera to focus fast enough and my background is pretty terrible. Hello barn! A real camera with a zoom would be nice. But it was still fun to stand so close and hear and see them. Here are a few of the better photos that I tried to enhance a bit to make them easier to see. Use your imagination! I love the ruby-throated ones, but we have more of the green ones. I also love hawks, painted buntings, and water birds which we have in good supply.
Today has been a busy day. I ran 3 miles, my first run since my race and injury. I was slow and it still hurts a little, but it felt good to move again. Then my kids and I spent a long time on our Bible study lesson because we had to look up tons of verses, actually big chunks of the Old Testament. After that I tried to refresh their math skills. Why do they seem to retain so little from last year ? And the last subject for today was Life Science. They are studying about ecosystems, which I find interesting. I know it sounds like we didn’t do much, but I like to ease into the school routine, for my sake and theirs!
I’m thankful for this day. I’m blessed to be a stay-home mom who can look at birds while drinking coffee and study the Bible with my kids after a nice run. I may not have a fancy car or clothes, but I appreciate the little things !
How was your day? Are you a birdwatcher? What kinds do you get excited about?
My daughter went back to school. It’s a good day!
I am not necessarily a bird watcher, but I do enjoy seeing them flit around. The hummingbirds have been enjoying the prolific jewelweed in our backyard this summer, so that has been really neat. We have actually been doing school for a couple of weeks, but due to labor day weekend and sickness, this is the first day in over a week we have actually done any real work, lol. I really do enjoy being able to take time when needed for a quick break! Of course it makes getting back on schedule a little harder, but that is ok. We will get there! We studied ecosystems last year and I really enjoyed it. I think I may have learned more than the kids did 😉 But overall, it is a really fun and interesting topic! Good luck with the rest of the school year! God Bless!
The flexibility is one of the things I need and love the most! I definitely learn more than my kids. Have a good year!