A hummingbird nest

Hummingbird nest

So I’m watering a stand of Salvia Karwinskii (Karwin’s Sage*) in the garden the other day and all of a sudden something odd catches my eye…on closer inspection; a Hummingbird’s nest!
I am certain that I, with both my hands, could never create something as incredible!

Karwin’s Sage is a perennial shrub native to the moist mountain forests of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, typically growing in or near pine or oak forests at 4,000 to 8,000 feet (1,200 to 2,400 m) elevation. It is known as a honey-producing plant in those areas but is rarely seen in private gardens. In California gardens, it reaches 8 feet tall and 4 ft wide (2.4 by 1.2 m), and in the wild it reaches up to 12 ft tall (3.7 m). the flowers ranging in color from brick-red, rose-red, to scarlet, and are carried on many 15 in racemes.

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