Can you just feel that warmth that is making these fuchsia fluff their skirts out in a dance on this Flower a Day photograph? I almost can, remembering how I was dodging the hummingbirds who wanted to get past me and into the depths of those folds to find the nectar that was buried there. I wonder how they find the right spot on these kinds of flowers where there doesn’t seem to be an obvious entry for such birds and insects? But I guess they must, as they keep coming back to them. Even if they can’t and the fancy fuchsia are a bit frustrating to them, there are plenty of simpler flowers planted nearby to satisfy their needs fortunately. For us, we will be happy with this vision and the imagined hummingbirds flying around our heads until next year when they all return in their glory – sun, fuchsia, hummingbirds – the lot! Until then, we dream.
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