today i'm taking inspiration from a sweet little hummingbird named phoebe. she's a non-migratory channel island allens species and lives in orange county, california. for the past week, i've been watching her (via live webcam on ustream) build this gorgeous nest using lichen, plant materials and spider webs......and while phoebe has been working on this strictly for function, my artist eye sees the yummy texture and gorgeous colors that she's instinctively used to finish her masterpiece. and speaking of masterpiece.....what about phoebe herself?! only God could paint such an absolute beauty!
and now that phoebe has finished the nest, here are her true treasures.....two precious little eggs.....sized somewhere between a jelly bean and a tic-tac!! and don't you know that when they hatch they'll be absolutely adorable!!!
you can watch phoebe on the live webcam over at ustream here.
but be careful.....if you're like me, you'll be hooked in no time....
and believe me, you can spend hours watching her!!