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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Taos Hum

I've never heard it. Not even sure I believe in the Taos Hum. Some say they can hear a low-pitched "hum", that comes from an unknown source. No one can explain it, but enough people hear it that it's worth wondering about. Rick thinks he heard it late one night. He also likes to tell about the time he went to the local offices for UNM Taos, and at first glance, thought the banner read, "Welcome to UMM... Taos", like they weren't sure where they were welcoming folks to.....

My version of the Taos Hum happens each summer, when the hummingbirds come back from Mexico. We have lots of them buzzing around this year. We have four feeders that Rick keeps full of sugar water. Three cups of water to one cup of sugar, boiled for a few minutes, and cooled to room temp. They still squabble over the favorite feeder by the front door, but that makes for some good photo ops. Here's one of the big guys, coming in for some breakfast...



And a nice zoom of a momentarily restful hummingbird. She looks to me as if she's pondering her future. Maybe planning her trip to Mexico for the winter. New wardrobe... sandals... friends to visit... stops along the way...



I can see how people get into birdwatching. There's a lot to be learned from things with wings. Feeling frazzled? I recommend a little Bird Meditation. Hmmmmmmm.......

2 comments:

Michelle (across the pond) said...

Oh Kim, what WONDERFUL photos, thanks for sharing that ! Wonder if they all hum together and that's what you hear ?....

Jean said...

I am ready.