I haven’t participated in Ruby Tuesday in ages, but when I downloaded the pics I took this morning I knew Ruby Tuesday is exactly where they needed to be seen! Pop on over and see Mary at Work of the Poet to see even more ruby red goodness.
These two little ladies were gossiping at the syrup station. I tried to get close enough to hear what they were saying —
But it is pretty darn hard to sneak up on a Hummingbird. The lady’s glare made it perfectly apparent I wasn’t going to be invited into the conversation.
About that time Mr. Hummingbird came in for his lunch and chased the old gossiping biddy away. From the looks of the Missus, I’m thinking she didn’t appreciate it.
(Your Friendly Neighborhood Amoeba has a slightly different take on this tale. Have a look at the dark tips on the tail feathers of the “old biddy” in the second picture. Said “old biddy” is in fact a young male, not quite come into his full glory. But close enough for the man of the house to have his suspicions and chase off the interloper. No wonder the Missus didn’t appreciate it. Coo coo kachoo, Mrs. Robinson …)