Dogwood, Cardinal and Springtime
Some of our Winter days were more like Spring than the days since Spring began last week – it’s been wet and a bit cool (though,nowhere near as cold as some of you were). But, there are definitely signs of the change in seasons – with trees and azaleas blooming everywhere. God’s faithfulness continues (Great is Thy Faithfulness!).
Sharon pointed this shot out to me – the dogwood blooms, bird feeder, fence and pump house. “And wouldn’t it be great to get a cardinal in it!”. So, when I went outside to take the shot, the cardinal and the Lord blessed it.
It made me think of how the Lord blesses us even when we’re not expecting it. All the little (and big) surprises He gives us if we just pay attention. What a wonderful God we have!
“O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalms 117 KJV
Female Cardinal with Seed
No, this little lady didn’t stop by the back yard to enjoy a cigar – it just looks that way. Looks like an imitation of Edward G Robinson, or maybe Bugs Bunny with a carrot. Either way it’s an interesting shot that looks like she was posing.
As with all of God’s great Creation, there is so much beauty, wonder and delight. How marvelous!
“So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:21 ESV
The Cardinals Hatched
Here’s a picture of the cardinals that hatched last week. They’ve actually grown enough now and left the nest, so I have put the net down over the blueberries. I think the birds have gotten some but it looks like there are still a lot left for the harvest.
I may have fussed a bit in my previous blog about them building the nest, but I actually thought it pretty neat. God’s creation is amazing.
“As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings,” Deuteronomy 32:11 NKJV
The mother eagle stirs up the nest to make it uncomfortable for the young ones to stay. But then she provides the means and help for them to leave. Like the mother eagle, God will provide the means for what He is telling us it’s time to do.
Previous Post: http://iwasthinking.me/2012/05/12/those-crafty-cardinals/