We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thank you for sharing your photos that truly capture these living jewels created by God. I became entranced by them when we lived at a ranger station in eastern Oregon. Recently I discovered something new, they like wood ash. I never knew. We empty wood ash onto flower beds and I noticed movement in one of the piles. Sure enough it was a hummingbird coming for the nutrients for their eggs. They are a wonder.