Like mini Viking trolls, these skinny guys with blond beards and orangey-red helmets are the sentinels guarding my veggie garden.The reddish helmets are loaded in something the birds and the bees find irresistible. I have no idea what it is inside those round petals, but it seems to make for good slurping.
What’s keeping this hummingbird from having his breakfast smoothie?
Maybe it’s the little fellow who is already at the breakfast table that is giving our hummer pause.
But cooler heads will prevail.
How hungry is he? Will he risk being stung? Or maybe he’s not worried at all, since he’s pretty fast and so much bigger than the bee. Oh look! I think he’s going for it.
Looks like it was worth the wait.