There are hummingbirds near the place where we do our laundry. They come for the pink and red flowers there, and then they go sit on a nearby tree branch to rest for a while. From a distance they look black, but when you see them up close, they've got a beautiful, shiny green to their wings as well. I've taken to sitting outside with my books in the shade over there and to bringing my camera along. I'm still hoping for a good close-up photo, but at least now I've gotten one from slightly farther away. Still hoping!