Friday, August 13, 2010

Creature companions

I have planted salvia greggii (which is a pink flowering shrub) in our front yard that the hummingbirds are attracted to.  All day long, I see them feeding on the pink flowers.  Once they have fed, they will often fly into the palo verde tree and perch in the green branches.  They aren't particularly afraid of me or Pono, and more than once, they have flown right up to my face, as though they are telling me something urgent.  Everything about the hummingbird seems urgent, with their quick movements and buzzing wings.
The desert has been so gentle and mild the past couple days.  In the evenings, Pono and I have been in the habit of sitting outside at sunset, watching the bats catching insects.  There is nothing quite like the quiet, devoted companionship of a dog.  With my husband away, Pono seems to stick close by my side, and when I lay on the floor, he lays next to me and rests his head on my belly.  It is a comforting feeling.  Mr. Pono, I am grateful for you, even if you did roll in some stinky dead thing today!  I hope you all have a great weekend, my dear blog friends.  That is what I intend to do.


Cynnie said...

Lovely post....I miss the hummingbirds........isn´t Pono CUTE!!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Cynthia Schelzig

Tina Bluefield said...

Beautiful post, K...words and photos. Thank you.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Patricia said...

Nothing quite replaces a husband like a hummingbird or a faithful dog, even if only for a moment or two. Glad he is flying again, sorry you can't be his co-pilot. Big squeezy hugs my friend-

pRiyA said...

Sigh! Pono is soooo handsome.