It’s clear and windless, which is unusual enough that I decided to go out back and practice more shots of the hummingbirds.
Weirdly, when I’m at my desk this feeder is constantly being used. When I go outside it’s abandoned. Huh.
Eventually I had a chair, coffee, and my tablet keeping me company in the sun. I have a hard life.
My closest neighbour, Anna, always has traffic at her feeders. In fact, I’m surprised the starlings let anything else get near them.
I won’t start worrying about feeding other kinds of birds until that distant day I have a garden.
Anyhow, I wanted to bring you the latest news in my search for a solution to the hand tremors. Let me introduce you to American Skullcap.
Note I said “American”. There are other kinds – and they are different plants. The Chinese Skullcap, in particular, is used for a variety of herbal medicine applications. That is NOT the one I’m talking about here.
I saw a review on Amazon by a woman who has essential tremor. She said she uses American Skullcap the way we use Propranalol – a short acting beta-blocker used as needed for specific times when you want calm hands for a particular task.
(Oh – good thing he’s noisy or I would have missed this guy!)
My order of Skullcap arrived a few days ago and, so far, it’s a win. I took a capsule, waited 30 minutes, and I wrote a legible paragraph with a pen. That hasn’t been possible for a very long time.
Combining the herb with the wrist weight has made working on the computer almost like normal.
In conclusion – I think it’s worth trying if you have tremors. I found a number of “home remedies” searching online – after experimenting with a few I’m going to stick to the weights and the Skullcap.
I’m also going to practice taking a lot more photos of these little birds. I’ll get it right eventually. 🙂