29 Apr Lizards Learning to Share
What a beautiful day! The sun is shining. The sky is blue. Temperature is in the 70’s. A very nice South Carolina day!
The hummingbird feeder is filled with sugar-water. Alan and I have purchased hanging pots filled with bright red impatiens, red geraniums and one contain of purple and pink petunias. Perfect flowers and feeder to attract hummingbirds.
Each morning, I open the blinds and look outside at the feeder. When the hummingbirds approach, I squeal with excitement. No matter how many times I see the little birds, I still am giddy with joy. Their fast-moving wings make a whirring sound. The little bodies are more powerful than their size would indicate. I first learned to love hummingbirds and almost all birds years ago. My parents enjoyed bird watching and they shared that hobby with me.
Throughout the day, I find myself going back and forth to the window to look for the hummers. Morning and evening are the times of day when I notice the ruby throated hummingbird visiting the flowers and the feeder. What a life! Flying from flower to flower and feeder to feeder to drink sweet nectar.
I am so happy we have placed the feeder where we can enjoy watching the hummers.
YIKES!!!! What’s that on the feeder? A lizard!!!! How can that be? Lizards are not supposed to drink that juice. Sure hope they don’t scare away the precious little birds.
Worrying about the lizards taking over, I wondered what could be done to prevent the lizards from enjoying something that wasn’t meant for them.
No problem. The solution has been revealed. The lizards have learned to share. Hummingbirds and lizards both drink out of the feeder, just at different times.
Quite a sight to watch the lizards climb and jump from the gutter to the pole and then, to the feeder. The hummers visit flowers and then, head for the feeder. Then, the lizard leaves. They have learned to share with each other.
This whole situation makes me think about how we share with each other. Are we willing to share? Are we hoarding things that might be needed by other people? Is there an item you can share with a local food bank, nursing home, homeless shelter or other place?
Even the lizards are learning to share.
Have a blessed day and check your hummingbird feeders. You might find a new visitor.