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My Hummer

My Hummer

This little hummer is not the gas-guzzling, macho-hormone-inducing kind. Rather, it is a tribute to another symbol of environmentally stability, the hummingbirds. These little speedsters are common in many varieties in many parts of the world, but I consider them to be a very special little creation. I used to see them zooming around the flowers on occasion when I was growing up, and sometimes whirring in mid-air position as they fed from some flower. But it was not until I reached middle-age here in Placerville that I actually saw one sitting still on a slender branch for the first time ever. Now I see that more often, and maybe it is just because I have a hummingbird feeder, and am taking more time, and paying more attention to the details around me.

My Hummer is about 12 inches tall, uses a bottle gourd, pyrography, leather dye, and acrylic paint. As usual the money for this gourd will go to UNICEF, or M.O.R.E. I am also open to having to a different non-profit that you desire, as long as it is for a good cause such as human rights, environmental protection, or public health.

Margie Lopez Read