Holiday Card, with Controversial Hummingbird

The card was lightly controversial because it has no public transit or urbanism theme, but I’m sorry: Hummingbirds are amazing.  If you’ve never watched one in action I suggest that as a New Years Resolution.  And when you get a green hummingbird at a red feeder, that basically ticks all the holiday boxes.

We are deeply grateful to all the clients and friends who’ve helped us get through this difficult year.  We hope we’ve been helpful to you as well.  Happy holidays, with best wishes and all necessary fortitude for 2021.

8 Responses to Holiday Card, with Controversial Hummingbird

  1. Jeffrey December 22, 2020 at 7:49 am #

    I feel bad for the guy without a name tag. Perhaps he’s a stand-in for the many “generic planners” you employ when given the right contract?

  2. Mitchell Walk December 22, 2020 at 10:58 am #

    Why doesn’t the guy in the bottom left get his name included?!?

  3. Peter L December 24, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

    You want hummies? Go here. We didn’t stay there but they let you sit on a bench near the feeders. My spouse is the birder, not me, but I’d go back any time. You know, virus permitting.

    http://www.beattysguestranch.com

  4. RossB December 24, 2020 at 5:36 pm #

    Nothing controversial about hummingbirds. I was just reading about the Rufus Hummingbird, in a chapter of a book called Nature Obscura, A City’s Hidden Natural World. The author is from Seattle, so Portland’s natural world should be similar.

    I also coincidentally saw a great David Attenborough documentary about hummingbirds: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3216766/. Stunning photography, and plenty of interesting tidbits as well.

    Happy Holidays

  5. Jason December 26, 2020 at 4:46 am #

    Good morning people!

  6. Michelle P January 22, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

    Have you ever witnessed a hummingbird’s courtship dive? It is bizarre and loud and incredibly fast. I saw an Anna’s do it in Portland – or rather, I heard it, and then had to look around for a long time for what was making the bizarre machine-gun noise. THAT is controversial. More information here: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2018/12/18/hummingbirds-dive-dazzle-females-highly-synchronized-display

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