rubies emeralds diamonds
precious gems dazzle in the sky
First of all, thank you very much for all the kind well wishes for my mother and our family in my recent postings. I really appreciate and am touched by all your supportive and encouraging words. Last week was hectic with more tests and procedures, but we are in the “waiting mode” right now – waiting for test results, waiting for surgery, etc., etc. Cancer is a very wicked thing.
Last year, I created a few photomanipulations of hummingbird photos I took in our yard. I intended to post them at the time, but I would develop a brain cramp whenever I tried to create a blog posting using the images…that is, until now. It could be that now feels like the right time to post these images because hummingbirds symbolize what is needed so much right now:
A common symbolism of the hummingbird is JOY!
(Joy in Japanese is 喜び, which is read yorokobi.)
Tiniest of all birds, the hummingbird is quite spectacular. It also symbolizes powerful energy, the ability to accomplish the seemingly impossible, and flexibility in life circumstances. When in the air, their wings are continually in motion, which symbolizes tirelessness and perseverance.
I start off my hummingbird photomanipulation series today with an image of a male Broad-tailed hummingbird. I find his pose sweet and adorable. Also, my mother’s top two favorite colors are red and green, similar to the beautiful colors on this bird.
If you are in need of JOY today or at any time, I hope this image will bring you some.