"Once upon a time, in a place not unlike this place and in a time not unlike this time, there was a lovely Anna's hummingbird..."
Anna's hummingbirds live in Sedona year 'round. Surprisingly, they begin nesting early in winter, confident that they can endure anything the weather presents.
When Beth Kingsley Hawkins discovered an Anna's nesting in early March, she recorded it with her camera. Neither she nor the hummingbird expected a 7-inch snowfall that lasted two days. Could the mother and chicks survive? Was her nest location a good choice? Could thay all endure this extreme?
The story unfolds like a fairy tale, illuminated by Beth's insightful images.
It's a story for children and adults of all ages.
Available for $14.95 plus shipping; Arizona residents add 6.35%. To order, call the gallery at (928) 284-0339, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
A portion of the proceeds of your purchase will be donated to the Hummingbird Society, to further its mission of conservation and education. www.hummingbirdsociety.org
From Sandy Rathbun, Michigan:
Having read hundreds of books to elementary children for over thiry years, I so appreciate a unique and emotionally charged story...that of "Anna," a tiny, but powerful little hummingbird! The exquisite photos are captivating and absolutely awesome! All children and especially bird lovers need to add this one to their collection. It is timeless in its information, presentation and clarity. It certainly touched my spirit. My students loved these kinds of stories. It has all the right ingredients for a wonderful book!
From Michael Godfrey, Virginia:
I am so pleased to receive your elegant and touching Anna's in the Snow. You captured a sweet moment in your year with good, alert natural history observation, and I know you will reach the hearts of many. It's an endearing work with compelling photography.
From Eric Hoeltje, New York:
Congratulations on Anna's in the Snow! It is beautiful in images and message. The care and quality of the photos are sweetly thoughtful and charged with the energy of your spirit consciousness. The world is better.
From Mary Lee Pearson, Pennsylvania:
I am thrilled with your book, it just couldn't be lovelier. It is a work of art—a beautiful portrayal of your own lovely spirit, Beth.
Your creativity is just incredible—and an encouragement to those of us who are struggling always with our spirituality and to be more fulfilled.
From Jackie Klieger, Arizona:
I love your book, Beth; it's so heart-centered!