Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Encounter

I offer this image for you to call to mind when you look outside at the grey winter moving in; remember that such colourful, mysterious moments are happening all the time, usually far from where humans can see them.


  1. Wow. That is amazing. They are so small. Even the branch and its vegetation: so small and delicate. (At the same time that the hummingbird looks formidable in relation to the snake.)

    Keep posting the beauty. The Animal World needs the beauty and not just the ugliness (I'll hold down that part! or, rather, I'll keep fighting those who create ugliness). You keep showing us what is we're fighting for.

  2. Thanks, Addie/Persephone. I don't want to seem like a Polyanna about what's going on in the animal world, but you're right to say that noting the beauty has a function, too. You have the tougher job, that's for sure. I appreciate that you're holding down that post for all of us!

  3. It's not Polyanna; it's the facts. These creatures are gorgeous and newsworthy.
    I also have the facts, just different ones.
    Your blog is like a nice reminder of the beauty that persists in the world/ why the world is worth fighting for.

    Any ugliness you come across, you send along to me: you know where to find me :)

  4. What are the chances someone will witness such an odd encounter, 1 in 10,000? Fantastic shot. I wonder if the snake was roaming close to the hummingbird's nest and hence the warning reminder.