POTD: Red Rubber Ball

Red Rubber Ball
Oro Valley, Arizona

I’m not planning on posting any more hummingbird photos, right now anyway. But towards the same end of the size spectrum, and certainly very competitive in terms of the cute factor given its bright color, here’s a photo of a vermilion flycatcher taken in the same tree as yesterday’s hummingbird photo.

When I see a vermilion flycatcher posed like this I can’t help but think of the song “Red Rubber Ball” recorded by the Cyrkle back in 1966. I did not know until searching for the song on Google just now that it was actually written by Paul Simon (with Bruce Woodley of The Seekers), but he and Art Garfunkel never record it on a studio album, although a recording of a live performance in 1967 appears on their “Old Friends” anthology album released in 1997.



2 thoughts on “POTD: Red Rubber Ball”

  1. Stephen E Johnson

    Beautiful little guy for sure! Red rubber ball- there’s a song loved it but I never knew of the band. Love the double necked guitar.
    The other song from the summer of 66 stuck in my head is teenage memories of hiding near the air conditioner until late in the afternoon and running around in twilight and early evenings, sort of captured in the song by the Lovin Spoonful.
    Highlight, right click, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLIg8DGR06w

    1. Hot town, summer in the city. I can relate to those days in Kansas too. Not too hot here in Montana right now, perfect temps in fact. Unfortunately we’re also inundated with smoke from the Canadian forest fires–and it’s not even summer yet!

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