“I’ll be a hummingbird…”


“We’re constantly being bombarded by problems that we face and sometimes we can get completely overwhelmed. [But] we should always feel like a hummingbird. I may feel insignificant, but I don’t want to be like the other animals watching the planet go down the drain. I’ll be a hummingbird, I’ll do the best I can.” (Wangari Maathai)



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  1. alekmountain says:

    Those look like the hummingbirds that come around my place. I have Rose of Sharon tree that attracts them.

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    1. We haven’t had very many this year. And it’s hard to photograph them!

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  2. Lovely photos of this amazing creature… Francis Moore Lappe has often had high praise for Wangari Maathi… i wonder if Wangari is still alive and well. I guess I could google this,,,Hmmm… thanks for the post Debra.

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    1. Thank you, Bruce. Did you google Wangari? She died in 2011.

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      1. No I actually didn’t …but I know of her important work in reforestation and her work against impoverishment… I had thought she had died, but couldn’t remember… of course she is still with us in spirit and her legacy. One of many amazing leaders of our world who achieved so much…. in the likes of john Lewis.

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  3. Lisa Coleman says:

    I love the attitude behind this post. Hummingbirds are real go getters. 💜

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    1. Yes, they are. Thank you for your comment!

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