Hummingbirds are such fantastic little creatures. Weighing less than a dime and flying faster than most residential traffic speeds, they often appear to be a butterfly at first glance because of their tiny size. Hummingbirds often represent peace, joy, and vitality, so oftentimes when one comes out of nowhere I am reminded that there are many joyous things in life to see.
Getting the right photos of hummingbirds can be an exhausting job. Like a cat, I sit and wait and watch. And wait. After a lot of time and patience, standing still for several minutes or hours in the hot sun, it makes it worth it. See for yourself.
I believe this is a female ruby-throated hummingbird.