They are stunning creatures that seek out beauty among the colorful flowers in bloom throughout the year (at least in California). The ruby-throated birds my grandmother saw in New Hampshire most definitely spent their winters in warmer climes, much like she did. Considering how fast they beat their wings and how much ground they cover, they are the one creature to whom I give carte blanche to guzzle nectar and sugar water all day. They remind me to stay active, keep moving forward, and seek out the beauty and sweetness in life.
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