Day 20: Hummingbird wars

by | Aug 21, 2013 | 2013 Celebrate You!, Celebrate You!, Mindset

two birds fighting
I love observing animals be who they are, existing in their environments. Yesterday, I was treated to something I hadn’t seen before: two hummingbirds bickering over my hummingbird feeder.

It started in the morning. I kept hearing an angry bird song. I thought it was a couple of sparrows. However, around lunchtime, I happened to look up at the open door and saw the reflection of two hummingbirds chasing each other around my hummingbird feeder. It was like watching a reality show (a la Storage Wars) only starring hummingbirds!

I’m used to the staccato, almost metallic song of hummingbirds and had no idea that they were capable of this more normal-sounding vocalization.

I was fascinated … and so I took some video. I’ve posted it to Facebook, if you’d like to see.

I love having hummingbirds share my day and this break from the normal pattern was a real treat!

(Click on the thumbnails below to view the larger image)

Another treat that celebrated me yesterday was attending an Expanding Consciousness meetup with a friend. She was the guest speaker and was in perfect form … yet again! I also connected with a couple of the other attendees and we may be working with each other for mutual benefit (the best kind!)

Also, my new press credentials arrived in the mail! Not only do they look better than my last ones … these don’t have an expiration date on them! I’ve been kind of lax in my reporterly duties, but have made a renewed commitment to get more stories done. Receiving these shiny new credentials helps me stick to that commitment.

Yesterday … it was great to be me!

How did you celebrate you yesterday? Did you get a glimpse into something magical? Did you see the gold dust on your otherwise “drab” day? Did you hear a great speech? Meet a new friend? Have a brilliant moment? Please share your celebrations, ideas, thoughts, comments and sage advice in a comment below.


  1. Dolores

    Was invited to a Chamber of Commerce barbque with lots of snacks, wine tasting and then dinner out of doors with such nice lawyers. The guest speaker, owner of a large local dairy, spoke of how important it is to produce good food for people. It was fun and I handed out all of my art business cards.
    Something to celebrate!

    • Carma Spence

      That truly is something to celebrate — nice lawyers! 🙂 Just kidding, networking and owning your brilliance in your business is a great way to celebrate you.


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