Hummingbird Watch at Deep Creek Lake
Bird Watching at Deep Creek Lake: Hummingbird in the Nest
Are you a bird watcher?
Appreciation of Nature, Birds and Animals
During a recent visit to Deep Creek Lake Resort in Western Maryland, I discovered the peaceful tranquility of the mountains in springtime.
It's a visually beautiful place offering lush greenery, glistening lake views, and amazing sunsets.
Nestled in Garrett County, Maryland, Deep Creek Lake offers a lot more than boating, hiking, fishing, shopping, skiing, or lodging.
As I enjoyed a holiday weekend stay, my appreciation increased for the animals that inhabit the space we temporarily shared with them. We forget that it is they who invite us into their territory and graciously allow us to stay for a while.
As I watched the birds and chipmunks, I became particularly intrigued with the hummingbird. I was so enthralled and was inspired to write the poem below, "The Elusive Hummingbird."
Deep Creek Lake Rich Greenery and Hills
Hummingbird is Perched in Position for the Perfect Shot
Hummingbird's Home: An Empty Nest
"The Elusive Hummingbird"
Perched at home you proudly sit
A tiny nest you keep
Atop a tree, for all to see
To glimpse you I must creep
Outside the kitchen window propped
With pride you mark your place
I blink my eye, and then you fly
Away without a trace
I try to spend some time with you
I hope you want the same
To steal a shot, I plan and plot
To catch you in my frame
So regal as you hold yourself
Upon a branch so small
My camera trained, on you I aim
Yet, again you haul
You dart away once more, so fast
You fascinate me so
Oh hummingbird, without a word
With high speed, there you go
Your nest is left unoccupied
Empty for a time
You disappear into the air
Without reason or rhyme
Returning to your nesting place
I smile because you're back
With landing quick, you do your trick
Bird drama you don't lack
As you perch so quietly
I tiptoe on the deck
To catch you there, I take your dare
Before again you trek
Finally with focused lens
You pose for me in nest
To my surprise, before my eyes
You bow to my request
I shoot on automatic clicks
Your beauty in a tree
Elusively, you give to me
Deck View of Deep Creek Lake Beside Hummingbird's Home
Deep Creek Lake Resort, Garrett County, MD
© 2013 Janis Leslie Evans