Why are some things so hard to see?
As I walked up to our deck, at a seasonal campsite, I realized I had disturbed a humming bird. The stunningly small bird fluttered over the branch that literally hung over the steps to the deck.
I looked at the tree and then at the branch, specifically. I wanted to see the nest but I didn’t see one.
Later, I went back determined to see the nest. This time my expectations were different. I knew the nest was there and I was not going to give up until I found it. It didn’t take me long to spot it. It was actually eye level with the top step of the deck and only a few feet away. The tiny humming bird was actually sitting on it quietly.
(The nest is smaller than a golf ball. I wanted to get a ladder and see the eggs that have to be about the size of a pea, but I chose to not frighten my little friend.)