My mom has always had a fascination with humming birds. She plants canalillies all around their deck in the back yard and hangs bright red feeders to attract them.
Most afternoons, if it is nice outside, you can find my parents sitting on their deck casually watching for them to visit.
When we were kids, we also had a fascination with them, seeing my mom always so excited when they came around. My sister and I always wanted more than anything to see them each day we played outside.
There were multiple occasions I can recall running upstairs to put on every red item of clothing we own, and dragging our thick plastic Little Tikes chairs into the back yard to sit in between the canalillies that were taller than us. We would sit, nestled among the leaves, being as still as possible, and wait and hope that we could catch a close up look at the tiny little birds while my mom watched us from the window.
5th grade teacher, wife, part time humane society volunteer, full time doggy fanatic and foster mom... just stumbling on.