Inspired by hummingbirds today….
From an Art & Recycling point-of-view
This jaw-droppingly stunning hummingbird is the brainchild of artist Sean Avery, and is made from recycled materials. Sean just needs a bunch of CD fragments, some wire mash frame, and a hot glue gun to create his sculptures.
From a Species point-of-view
The hummingbird is a symbol for accomplishing the seemingly impossible.
This smallest of birds is one of the most interesting birds. It’s a bird that has an incredible metabolism, while its tiny body can not really store food. So one of the qualities it has that I admire the most is its ability to live moment by moment, in complete trust that it will always be provided for. They must land every few minutes and find food for the next stretch.
It’s not afraid of much larger predators, as its a top skilled flyer: it can fly high, it can fly far, it can fly backwards.
Last but not least, this bird reminds us to HUM with joy while we are accomplishing our goals.
Resources to Discover the Secret Meaning of Hummingbirds
A super-great book on the symbolic meaning of animals is ’Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small‘. I can not recommend this book highly enough. I reference it everyday/every time I see a bird or animal cross my path, to understand what the spiritual message from Mother Nature might be. Ted helps me to make animals my friends and my teachers. Highly recommended.
Photo credit: Sean E Avery.com