The hummingbirds have left. Like summer people, they live here in the north country from May 10 to September 10--only four months of the year. Yet i am so happy to see them come and so sad to see them go.
I was walking through my herb garden on September 8, when a hummingbird flew toward me, hovered in front of my face for five seconds, then zoomed off.
Wow! i thought, and Odd.
A few days later, i realize i haven't seen a hummingbird since. She must have been saying, "Thanks for all the flowers. See you next year. We're leaving now. Bye."