More Hummingbirds: Tiny Magnificent Creatures!

 I continually marvel at hummingbirds…such tiny magnificent magical creatures!

Their stunning colorful beauty, their speed, their zest for the “hummingbird life”….

It beats watching the news these days. It inspires my creative spirit and hope!

 I’ve  combined some poetry (Haiku), video footage and photographic images just for you!

 

Hummingbirds: A Haiku:

by

Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications

1.  Fluttering about

Zooming, oh, so rapidly

Marvelous colors!

2. Hummingbird magic

Unique, beautiful creatures

Don’t fly away, stay!

 

Here is a short video from today. See these lovely hummingbirds in action as they fly continuously over to the feeders and enjoy nectar, hover, and then dance away!

And now…some photographic images!

Hopefully these hummingbird images will captivate you and yours too!

Enjoy!

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Red-headed Male Anna Hummingbird looking up at the nectar!

 

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Beautiful aqua and green coat Anna Hummingbird

 

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Anna is almost at the nectar finish line!

 

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Anna Hummingbird on a twig

 

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I see the flower!

 

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Male Anna hummingbird enjoying the afternoon!

 

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Circling the nectar feeder

 

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So hungry!

 

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Love this wingspan!

 

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Doesn’t this male Anna hummingbird look like a halo above his head? Wings!

 

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I can taste that nectar already!

 

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Two hummingbirds negotiating!

 

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Just another nectar break!

 

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“Here’s lookin’ at you, kid”, said the male Anna hummingbird!

 

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Headshot! Male Anna hummingbird

 

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Fluttering away!
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Feathered friend!

 

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Which way did they go?? Male Anna hummingbird

 

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Male Anna hummingbird looking up to the sky!

 

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I was there first! No, I was! OK, let’s eat!
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Blue skies!!
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Colors!
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Time for more nectar!

 

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Male Anna hummingbird on a palm leaf!

 

 

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See? A palm leaf! Told you!

 

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Sunset and Moon for Kate, October 25, 2015

For Kate

by

Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications

Tonight we said goodbye to Kate

So fiercely talented, in the know.

Loving Wife, guiding Mom to her daughters

With pen in hand, her words would flow…

She touched many lives in so many ways

by guiding and writing & teaching

A Theatre Mom supporting the arts

Her essence in life so far reaching.

As we left her Memorial Service

An amazing sight was seen

The most brilliant magnificent sunset

With bright light among hues pristine.

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In the midst of that glorious sunset

A shining light appeared…as if to say

My friends, I’ll be with you in spirit

Think of me as the sun goes away.

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And when we returned home

I peeked at the moon

So bright, full and gleaming with light…

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And I pondered, so thankful

For Kate and her life

Touching ours

Dear Kate, Farewell,

Goodnight.

 

 

Poetic Expressions: “NIGHT SHIFT” by Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, SJF Communications

I wrote “Night Shift” as a result of working many nights as an RN.

The poem was published in my book “Poetic Expressions in Nursing…Sharing the Caring” in 1991.

Dedicated to Night Shift Nurses: Past, Present, Future!.

Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, Photo by Sylvia Moore Photography, 2013
Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN Photo by Sylvia Moore Photography, 2013

Night Shift

by

Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN

 

Night Shift…

So dear to me

Despite

Its circadian disruption.

The nocturnal rhythms

sublime,

So inviting, so relaxing…

Making rounds, with flashlight in hand

and night vision intuition,

The serenity envelops me…

Side rails up, call bells within reach

Bedsides tidy

Breathing in sequence…

Snores and noises

(unspeakable during prime time)

status quo during night shift…

Gentle and peaceful,

Those who by day

lurk and cry and pester

And now are compliant!

And yearn for peace as well…

Alas,

Time to review and verify

and stuff and thin the charts,

Time to read the Progress Notes!

Finally a time to put it all together

Like spies looking for the clues of their lives

And if one is truly lucky

There are some chosen patients

Who decide

It is time

during night shift,

to ventilate

truly share

opening up the dam

of their fears, thoughts, feelings…

Even sharing stories.

Enhancing our knowing.

Oh please, I yearn for these nights…

When the nature of nursing

facilitates the connection of lives.

The Day Room at Night: A Haiku

The Day Room at Night:

A Haiku

 

By Susan Farese, MSN, RN,

Veteran (former MAJ) Army Nurse Corps

SJF Communications  October, 2014

 

(Inspired by many late night chats with soldiers

…as a nurse on night shift)

 

 

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Susan Farese, MSN, RN. Photo by Sylvia Moore Photography, 2013.

 

Always on night shift

Out of bed to the day room

Anxiety plus.

 

So I challenged them

Put away that cigarette

And just chat with me.

 

Stories would abound

Sometimes, even tears would flow.

Cathartic rivers.

 

You wouldn’t believe

the magnitude, their missions

Poignant and heartfelt.

 

That was the 80’s

Before the world changed that day

On 9-11

 

Imagine, right now

Post-traumatic  stress endured

And shared with no one.

 

So don’t be afraid

To reach out to a veteran

Pretend it’s night shift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetic Expressions: INTUITION

This poem appeared in my 1993 book “Poetic Expressions in Nursing…Sharing the Caring”.

I have strong intuition. Always have…Do you???

 

 

INTUITION

by Susan J. Felice Farese, 1993

 

 

 

Please respect your intuition

And acknowledge every hunch

For you will find most certainly

this “preference” is worth a bunch!

 

 

It’s that cozy yet dangerous gut feeling

That appears every now and then

You cannot explain this phenomenon

You just know what will happen...and when!

 

 

It may be a look in a person’s eye

(Or a sense of impending doom)

Predicting endless possibilities

…It’s the aura inside a room

 

Whatever it is, be wary and wise

Don’t cast it aside and ignore it…

If you’re gifted with intuition, my friend

Sit back, just relax, and adore it!

My Moon Haiku (Awaiting the Blood Orange Moon)

“My Moon Haiku”  10/7/14

by
Susan Farese, SJF Communications,
10 News Weather Watcher (San Diego)

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“My Moon Haiku”

 

Full moon stands alone
Soon it will turn blood orange
To delight us all!

 

Will you stay awake?
Rush outside to catch a glimpse?
Masquerading hues…

 

If all else fails,
Someone post pics on this page
In case our slumber creeps.

 

We weather watchers
Stealthily seek magic shots
Our spirits? fulfilled!