Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ozarks Ice Storm

I smiled as I saw the cardinal and junco hiding under the eve
of my neighbor's house to get shelter from the freezing rain this morning.

I had spotted this little house finch earlier,
just as the sleet and freezing rain were beginning.

Look at the little ice crystals on the tail of this little tufted titmouse.
 He was taking shelter under a wider banner above him.

The cardinals seemed to be waiting in line at the feeder
for the finches to clear out.

And finches there were!
Is this a goldfinch in winter clothing,
or a pine siskin finch?

The feeder was "aflutter" with them!

I love the verse from Matthew 6:26 that says:
"Look at the birds.
 They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns,
 for your heavenly Father feeds them.
 And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?"

I guess God was using me just a little bit to help take care of His creatures.
He probably didn't need my help,
but I certainly enjoyed the show!

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She Who Carries Camera said...

Wonderful captures on a cold winter's day!

Jedidja said...

Thank you for this beautiful pics and thoughts. Here spring is coming Esther Joy. The sun is shining in the mornig.

Christine Mann said...

Thanks so much for these pictures! I love that verse, such a beautiful reminder of God's loving care for us <3 Have a lovely weekend!

Ann P said...

Beautiful photos! I love seeing color and life in the midst of a cold, ice-covered, and dreary day! Blessings to you!
In His Lo♥e, Ann

mick said...

Great photos. I live in the tropics and its very hard to understand how ANYTHING can live in all that snow and cold :-)

Karen said...

Poor little things. WE are in the middle of an ice storm at the moment and the birds are sheltering in the cedar trees.

Jen said...

It's hard to believe they don't freeze! Especially with ice on their tails.

Neil said...

Amazing how the birds survive all that cold.

eileeninmd said...

It is amazing that these little birds can survive in the cold freezing weather. You have a great variety at your feeders. Have a happy day!

HansHB said...

Lovely serie of photos. A bird feeder makes it easy for the birds!

Stewart M said...

Nice set of yard birds - it does look a little colder there than here!


Stewart M - Melbourne

Anni said...

Brrrrr!!! [Love the cardinal hidden and protected under the eave]

Gary said...

Great activity despite the ice. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Naperville Now said...

fantastic shots of the birds -- birdsong is getting a little bit louder each morning around here, so I know we are getting closer to storm pix above are amazing (the window shot is wonderful).

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Awe a very nice selection of birds and their beauty. Whenever Winter arrives, I keep a table umbrella open and then hand sprinkle bird seed under it also, that way if snow falls, or if ice forms, the birds take shelter and eat from under the umbrella;')~