Overcoming Bloglessness

Mr. Raven Rescues a Rufous


Mr. Raven got to hold a live rufous hummingbird yesterday. It was trapped in the garage, even though the big garage door was wide open and the back garage door was wide open. The hummingbird was trapped by thinking the window was the only way out.

We don’t know how long it had been “stuck” there, fluttering up and down, banging against the glass, but by the time we found it, the tiny bird was exhausted. Mr. Raven cupped his hands around the poor thing and brought it away from the window. For a moment it laid on it’s back in Ray’s open palm and we thought it was done for, but as soon as we stepped outside, the cinnamon-copper colored hummingbird saw sky and was revived. He took off, zipping up and away from the house, out of sight in a second.

No time for a photo.

Mr. Raven and I could clearly see the moral of the story.
If try, try again isn’t working for you, stop bashing your head in, take a step back and look around. You might see a better way. It might be really obvious.

Here’s the only picture I’ve been able to get of the little fella, shot through the front window and porch rails. We were glad to see him back at the feeder that evening.

Mind Reader.


Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

6 thoughts on “Mr. Raven Rescues a Rufous

  1. Wow!

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  3. Truly a lesson to be learned from all this – and I’m glad the little one ended up being set free and was all good. Kindness goes a long way in blessing us with delightful opportunities.

  4. Sweet little bird – glad he made it with a helping hand.

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