Tuesday, September 13, 2011


A few years ago my father hung up a humming bird feeder outside my kitchen window. It's been a real source of delight. We love to see humming birds!
This morning my father was drinking coffee and looking out the window when I walked into the kitchen. He proclaimed, "Well, I think Hummy is gone for the season."
I could sense a little sadness in his voice.
"Yeah?" I said.
"Yeah, I haven't seen him for a few days."

(Hummy is the name all humming birds have been christened with by my father.)

Doug walked into the kitchen and said, "You know, I had a dream about a humming bird last night. It was blue and orange..."
I interjected, "I don't think humming birds come in blue and orange varieties."

"uh well it was a DREAM" said Doug.

"...right" I said sheepishly.

"Yeah, it was blue and orange and it flew into our house," explained Doug.

I told dad and Doug about how I once had to shew a bird out of my house but that I wasn't sure how you'd go about doing that with a humming bird.

fast forward to this afternoon

Me, Doug and dad were all sitting on the porch eating lunch and enjoying the fabulous fall weather. All of a sudden we saw HUMMY!

"Hey I guess Hummy isn't gone quite yet!" I said, pointing out Hummy to my father.

Doug piped up, "Hey come here Hummy so we can see if you're blue and orange!"

We laughed but then wouldn't you know it? Hummy flew right over to Doug and I and hovered about 1 foot above our heads! I whispered to Doug that he looked gray to me and Doug whispered back that he agreed.

and then

HUMMY FLEW IN OUR HOUSE!!! no kidding! It was incredible. All three of us jumped up in excitement and started laughing. Hummy flew around in the living room for a bit and then flew out.

I quickly asked Doug what else was in his dream.

Apparently we bought a tv antenna so we could watch college football. That was the rest of the dream...

wah wah

But how cool that Hummy flew in the house!


Josh, Shan & Jack said...

well isnt that just the darnedest thing! hah. i love when stuff like that happens. hooray for life!

Tanya said...

Good to know about Doug's "special abilities!"