A flash of green and red, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is eastern North America’s sole breeding hummingbird. These brilliant, tiny, precision-flying creatures glitter like jewels in the full sun, then vanish with a zip toward the next nectar source. Feeders and flower gardens are great ways to...
We get hummingbirds in Boise, ID, although they aren’t the ruby throated variety. We had them when we lived in SoCal last century, so I can tell them apart, but I can’t say for sure which species we have here.
Our lot cat Oni disappeared for 16 days and then reappeared early last week looking rather thinner. I suspect he got locked in somewhere, perhaps a garden shed or somewhere people don't go every day. We were all worried, expecting the worst, but when he came back everyone at work erupted in joy and smothered him with love as he went from person to person as if to say "I'm back." He ate, ate some more, snacked, snacked some more and within 2 days was back to his fat self. He's been really schmoozy and wanting loads of attention, even friendly with the dog.
One of our mechanics brings her pets in sometimes...Sushi and Wasabi: