A Hummer of a Rain Dance

I was putting together the pieces of a longer post when the rain started.

If you’ve read any of my posts lamenting the drought in the Ozarks, you know that rain is a reason for rejoicing! I was working on a bird feeder repair in the kitchen when I looked out the window and saw this:

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A female hummer enjoying the shower…

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She started to spin and do her best impression of a turkey with a glance to the right…

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then a twist to the left…

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followed by a whole lotta shakin’

The rain gauge is filling up, the grass is starting to green up, the hummers are dancing, all is right with the world.

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21 thoughts on “A Hummer of a Rain Dance

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  2. I am so happy you were able to capture this – we love watching these tiny creatures preen and dance. It has been a great hummingbird seasons here – just a bit north of you – but won’t be long before they begin heading to Central America for the winter – smart birds! K

    • It has been an amazing season – I am just enchanted by them. How long do they stay? Some locals have been saying to keep the feeders up until December – I’ve always taken them down earlier.

      • We usually leave ours up until mid- late Oct. I think we may have a few stragglers then but most are gone the first week of Oct or so. They didn’t really show up at our house until late June this year – had a few earlier but the swarm came in then. So not sure if they will leave on their regular sched. Just love your photos! K

  3. What a lovely capture.
    Sharing a series of photos makes the event so interesting.
    We’ve got a beautiful sunny blue sky in Melbourne today and here am I rejoicing in that Spring finally has arrived and the continuous rain seems to have abated (at least for today).

    • Thanks Vicki, We have had a summer-long drought, we are about 15 inches behind. The rain was a welcome sight this weekend:) I feel like we missed much of our spring. I know how you feel though – a typical spring here can seem like endless rain. Hope you start seeing spring flowers soon!

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