It is raining and deeply overcast here in Southern California. Despite this, a hummingbird flitted by my window shining as if surrounded by a halo of sunlight. How is this possible? I don’t know, but here it is:

And for our bird people, who are always asking for multiple views, my little friend swung back a few minutes later to show off its back markings:

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