The garden today is pretty much all shut down for winter -- except for a row of espaliered Camellias, which are flowering profusely. When I came around a corner and saw them, I realized that there was a female Anna's hummingbird not more than three feet away from me, sipping from the Camellia flowers. I was close enough to clearly make out the little patch of red feathers on her breast. I didn't have my camera out yet, so I tried to surreptitiously get it out of my purse without disturbing her too much.
Well, no such luck. I spooked her. But I did manage to get a silhouetted picture of her where she sat in a nearby contorted hazelnut tree, waiting for me to go away.