They’re no prettier than I am, says the bumble bee. I have wings and land on flowers too. Hummingbirds don’t even make music, while I produce a charming buzzing sound as I make my rounds.
They think they’re so smart, ‘whishing’ around the garden at breakneck speed. I might not be as fast, but, what’s the cotton picking hurry? I believe we should all slow down and smell the roses. It’s not as if we’re teenagers racing our hot rods, is it?
And they stop mid-air. How would you like to ride on an airplane that zoomed along and then came to a sudden stop? Would you think it was so wonderful?
Graceful? Do you really think they’re so graceful, with their jerky movements, dashing in staccato time from one spot to another? I plop down on a flower and stay for a while, appreciating the experience before moving ahead to the next one.
So, these are some of the reasons I think Hummingbirds are overrated. Please vote for me as your Favorite Garden Creature in the coming election, and let those silly birds fly somewhere else!