“And here are the hummingbirds, humming a hymn to the morning . . . . It is time for hummingbirds to leave . . . . It is the end of another summer. It is time to reset the clock from the rise and fall of the tide, to the come and go of the school bus. It is a time of quiet wonder — for wondering, for instance: Where do hummingbirds go in a hurricane?”

~ Robert McCloskey (from Time of Wonder, one of our family’s favorite read-alouds)

Contributed by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife (& hummingbird enthusiast)