ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
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Hummingbird - Block Mount

Edition Date: July 2012
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium:  Block Mount
Image Size:  10 7/8" x 12 7/8"


Back in the 1900's, I was told this story by a man approaching his 100th birthday. Uncle Ward told me this: I'll tell you what happened, and you can draw your own conclusion.


Late in the season a hummingbird came to visit us. The first frosts had already come, and the hummingbird stayed around our home, and we put out the hummingbird feeder for it. We were sure it would not survive, and all the hummingbirds had flown south at the same time the geese flew by the Hazeltons.


One day a lone goose, a straggler that seemed to have lost it's way, came by and landed on the top of our woodshed, which must have been quite a feat for the goose. The next day the goose was gone and so was the hummingbird!


I've been told that the only way the hummingbird can make the trip from Canada's north country is to hitch a ride with the large flocks of geese that migrate to the tropical climates in the south. I now tend to believe there's an element of truth to the story.

Story

Back in the 1900's, I was told this story by a man approaching his 100th birthday. Uncle Ward told me this: I'll tell you what happened, and you can draw your own conclusion.


Late in the season a hummingbird came to visit us. The first frosts had already come, and the hummingbird stayed around our home, and we put out the hummingbird feeder for it. We were sure it would not survive, and all the hummingbirds had flown south at the same time the geese flew by the Hazeltons.


One day a lone goose, a straggler that seemed to have lost it's way, came by and landed on the top of our woodshed, which must have been quite a feat for the goose. The next day the goose was gone and so was the hummingbird!


I've been told that the only way the hummingbird can make the trip from Canada's north country is to hitch a ride with the large flocks of geese that migrate to the tropical climates in the south. I now tend to believe there's an element of truth to the story.