October Party



October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And every thing was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band….
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky….
~George Cooper (1840–1927), “October’s Party,” c.1887

A ruby-throat arrives at the “October Party” to partake of the party favors-cardinal spear flower nectar.

Learn more about ruby-throated hummingbirds at the following site.

Ruby-throated hummingbirds