Here on Salt Spring Island sometimes we’re lucky enough to have a beautiful, white Christmas and this year the snow came just in time. And so, after a morning of opening gifts and enjoying the wintry atmosphere sitting next to our wood stove in our cozy living room, I left the house after lunch to stroll around the common land we share with our neighbours, now carpeted with snow. And just before I went back inside, I stood in our backyard to watch the flocks of thrushes and robins flitting through the trees.
Suddenly, one of our friendly Anna’s hummingbirds who stay with us year round hovered in front of me for a few seconds before zipping off to his favourite evergreen shrub, the mahonia with its bright yellow flowers. Of course, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to capture one of our hummers with the snow so I stayed outside to photograph him. In this portrait shot, I caught him standing on guard on top of our winter flowering viburnum, looking as sweet as that pink bud.
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