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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hummingbird Warmongering

Daily Draw: Nahualli Animal Oracle ~ Hummingbird

One spring we had the bright idea of hanging an immense basket of geraniums outside our second floor bedroom.We moved it after a few weeks because we got fed up with the constant uproar from hummingbirds.

I'm reminded by this card, if hummingbirds were regular sized birds not many would like them because they are continual warmongers, even when there is plenty for all. Pure beauty in a mean little package.

"Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional." ~ Max Lucado 1955-

5 comments:

  1. I had no idea these cards were so beautiful!
    Hummingbirds are incredibly fierce and feisty for their small size. I have a feeder by my gate, and if I happen to be coming in when one wants to feed, he flies overhead buzzing angrily until I move out of the way. I'm thinking those must be nuclear warheads the hummer is carrying on his back in the card. :D

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  2. thanks for the laugh, at the very least it must be weapons of mass hysteria.
    I always have lots of feeders up but not near the house anymore ;)

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  3. lol perhaps they are the jack russels of the bird world. Those things also come in tiny packages but pack a punch. Really nice image here, with the little spears on his back and the eye glancing behind him while sucking the nectar.

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  4. Great choice of cards for late spring. A friend of mine tells of trying to catch hummingbirds as a child, and getting speared in the hand by one of those wicked little beaks. He left them alone after that!

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  5. The Hummingbird -is named "little warrior in Nahua = chilpalmilto
    He also is for "love magic" - of the one night stand variety:
    put a feather of a hummingbird male in the drink of your love intrest and for one night he or she is your's. But the charm wears of in the first morning light......

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