the one who turns their water sweet
calming breaths, but radiating heat
hovering close, they tried to cool me
Their feathered fans, a pleasant breeze
I appreciate their attempts to please
but they only tired their tiny wings
and I remained hot under my tree
Between the flying vampires and the stickiness, my sunrise meditation has been a bit of a hot mess. A true test of my ability to focus. 🧘🏼♀️ The Valley of the Sun was issued an “Excessive Heat Warning” for today – it is supposed to reach 110 degrees F. and tomorrow is looking even hotter. These temps are uncomfortable, to say the least, and sometimes dangerous, but I have seen temps soar to 122 degrees, so 110 is just another August day in the Sonoran Desert. 🥵
Hummingbird facts: They are very territorial, aggressively chasing each other away (I have seen this many times). They can reach speeds of 30 mph when flying horizontally and 60 mph when diving. They eat half their weight (less than 4 grams) in nectar every day. I make their sweet water with 4 parts water, 1 part dissolved sugar. Stay away from the red dye!
My song selection makes me laugh, and I do dream of “cool water,” but of course, the need for water in the Southwest is no joke. Stay hydrated! 💧😁 Thank you for visiting and reading. Be well. 💗 Michele
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Reference: Hummingbird Facts, https://www.hummingbirdsplus.org/facts/
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