Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hummingbird Heaven & The Best Artist I Know

Today we had a free day, and 6 of us went on a hike in Antigua.

At the beginning of the hike, there was this little hummingbird deck set up and I was literally moved to tears when I was watching these little creatures. Like nothing I've ever seen, or heard. They are larger than the hummingbirds we have in San Francisco, and because of their size, their wings make a low moaning noise as they float in the air. At some moments, I was hearing an orchestra of the hummingbirds. I've never heard anything like this. And unfortunately, you won't either ... since you can't hear the sound in the video, but you can see the little guys fly around:

I am beyond grateful today to be a fully-awake and conscious witness to the artwork of the best artist I know. Here are a few photos from the hike:

And I saw a butterfly with transparent wings! You heard me! The wings are see-through. I couldn't get a good shot, but I just looked it up and it's called a Glass-wing Butterfly. Literally took my breath away. Here's an image I found on the internet:


  1. True dat! Best artist I know ...

    Thanks for keeping a blog. I love seeing what you are doing in and out of class. Miss you! <3

  2. WOW! Love the butterfly and the hummers are great too. Thanks,.