It was so brief! Hardly long enough for it to register in my brain. A blink, and he was gone. Yet for those few seconds of the buzzing, hovering dance, I held my breath and didn’t want it to end.
It was evening a few days ago and I was in my studio spinning to unwind the day. The thought to go out on the back deck to spin Wool flitted through my mind. There was much to keep me indoors…heat, mosquitoes, end-of-day weariness, just plain laziness. But something drew me outside and the moment I breathed in the fresh air and began to twirl my pink spindle, I knew I needed to be there. Plein-aire spinning is the best!
Instinctively I pulled my hands away from the large, buzzing visitor. He hovered a second and I knew it wasn’t a bumblebee. The hummingbird must have thought my spindle was a flower and wanted a closer look or a place to land for some nectar. I could hardly move a muscle as we stood face-to-face for just a few seconds before he flew away.
I gathered up the yarn and wound it onto the shaft thinking how cool it was to have encountered a hummingbird whilst spinning. Thinking that had I not stepped out onto the deck, moving out of my comfort zone, I would never had had that encounter with such a lovely creature. Thinking that a spindle truly is a flower, the colorful wool is the nectar, and I drink deeply of its nourishment every time I spin.
I’m headed out on the deck! Won’t you join me? We just might have a visitor. 🙂
8 thoughts on “Encounter”
What a wonderful encounter!
Yes, it was truly magical! Brief, but magical!
Beautiful batt and spindle! Can you share where you bought them? Such a sweet, happy post. Thanks
Hi Celeste! The spindle is an Akerworks spindle…just google that or find the maker on Instagram. The wool is my own blend of colors and sparkle on my blending board. Thank you for your kind words!
You had a hummee visit – That is so cool! I bet he thought out was a flower, too. It’s so bright!
Love the fiber you are spinning. I might just have to ply on the deck this afternoon. Enjoy your day!
I hope you are having a spindiddly day Lannie! And maybe a Hummie visit too!
What a delightful encounter and all while spinning yarn. THAT is pure nirvana. I’m so happy you followed the inner nudge.
Me too! Those inner nudges are the best! Have a great day Sheryl!