In one Native American story it was said that many years ago there was a fragrant flower that rose every spring to display her beautiful petals & bright colours for all the world’s creatures to enjoy. The people & animals waited anxiously each spring for this special flower to appear. On that day they knew the warm, kind rays of summer had arrived. Raven saw how much joy this flower brought to the world, so the next spring when it appeared, he transformed it into a tiny bird. The bird had the colours of the green spring grass & the flashing red of a setting sun. Raven gave the bird a special gift to fly like sunlight flickering through tall trees. He also gave it a message to take to all the flowers. That’s why today we see hummingbirds buzzing from flower to flower, whispering the same message I want to share with all of you that add substance to our life on earth.
Hummingbird reveals that with tireless energy, focus, & patience we are able to discover & enjoy our own nectar of life. For Native Americans throughout North, Central, & South America it is also a symbol of luck, love, peace & happiness. 'Thank You Beautiful' is an illustrated piece by Boris Pelcer- his process is displayed below.