The daily hummingbird assaults existence with improbabilityUrsula K. Le Guin
Hummingbirds are among the hardest of birds to photograph, I find. So even though it’s not perfect I was happy to get this shot of one in Costa Rica last year.
I’m pretty sure I shared this shot previously (she checks: yes she has), so why has it made a reappearance today? Well, I’m having a go at Cee’s challenge to share photos of subjects that feature two Ms in the name.
I could argue that all my travel shots fit that brief, as each contains a special MEMORY. But that would be cheating, I fear!
Putting that aside, this challenge is harder than it initially sounds, despite the fact that the two Ms don’t need to be together. This isn’t about double Ms, just two in the same word. Nevertheless, it’s tricky. Even when you think of a word, have you got a photo to match? Often not, in my case!
But I came up with a few and had such fun looking for them that I wanted to share. A couple may be stretching the rules a little (are place names allowed, for instance? I’m not sure) but hopefully Cee will let them all pass!
Black Skimmers disturbed on the beach at Cape May, New Jersey
At a performance at a kindergarten in Chongjin, North Korea
Swimmer at Bimmah Sinkhole, Oman
[Double points for the two Ms in Bimmah?!]
The statue of Lenin, Kharkiv, Ukraine (since dismantled)
[Of course since I was there Kharkiv has suffered and been greatly damaged as a result of the Russian invasion]
US bombs on display (incongruously) in the gift shop at the Cu Chi Tunnels near HCMC, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, HCMC (Saigon), Vietnam
In the National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Matsumoto Castle, Japan
[This five-storey tower is the oldest surviving castle tower in the country]
The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Temple of Heaven, Beijing
The Monument to the Indigenous People (Monumento a los Pueblos Indígenas) in the Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Chile
The Great Hall at Ellis Island’s immigration station, NYC