Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Baby wrens in the nest!

The wren family have been too busy to sing very much lately!

Mrs. Wren keeps herself busy getting food for the new baby,
...or babies?

Mr. Wren seems to keep busy keeping the nest clean,
and hauling out the trash!

I know there's at least one baby in there,
but I'm not sure if there are others.

I read that it only takes about two weeks before the babies
are ready to leave the nest.
Wow! That's fast growth!

These newborn little birds that are ever hungry
remind me that I should always hunger for more of God,
and grow to know Him better by studying His Word, the Bible.

The Amplified Bible says in 1 Peter 2:2,
Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) 
the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk,
 that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation, "

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Flowering Leeks!

Last spring I planted some leeks in my little garden.

The winter weather didn't seem to hurt them,

...and this spring they came back with gusto.

Just look how tall they are!
My granddaughter is about 5'6" tall,
and they are above her head!

Do you use leeks in any of your cooking?
I think I need some recipes!

To see my grandchildren's artwork for God's Name on Rocks for this week,
click HERE!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Just random stuff...

My search for the bird that was making such loud threatening noises
ended yesterday when I found this little guy.
I guess he or she must have a nest near my back deck,
because the noise starts up every time I let my dog out in the back yard.
I believe it's a wren,
but I surely didn't know they could make a raucous noise like that.
...A grackle or blackbird maybe, but surely not a wren!

I have another little wren, and she sings all the time...even when she's sitting on her nest in the small birdhouse in my apple tree.
She looks much smaller in size than the one in my back yard,
and she doesn't seem to mind having me nearby.

This little bird perched on my feeder,
on and off for several days.
I think he (or she!) is either sick or blind,
...or maybe both.
I believe it's a female house finch,
but I'm not sure.
I was concerned she might have "bird flu"...

In my Rock4Today post this week,
I mentioned God as our Provider.
He says if He takes care of the birds of the air,
surely He will take care of us.
When I'm having a tough day,
I need to remember that!

Linking up with Stewart for Wild Bird Wednesday.
Click on the link above to see bird posts from around the world!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Butterflies and Blossoms

In a former post I talked about my dilemma regarding
the beautiful but toxic flowers that I was growing in my front yard.
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Well, in case you wondered what I decided to do about them,
I planted this butterfly bush in their place.

It's coloring is quite crimson red,
and should go well with the crape myrtles on each side of it.

I'm hoping the bush will live up to its reputation,
and attract butterflies like I had last year and the year before on my zinnias.

The trouble with the zinnias was
that although the butterflies loved them,

 the plants had taken over my vegetable garden.
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So, I'm trying to attract the beautiful winged creatures with other blossoms this year.

The day lily is one of them.
(Again, if you wish to see my earlier post on lilies,
click on the highlighted letters.)

Even if the stargazer lily doesn't attract any butterflies,
it will still be among my favorites
due to its beauty and the wonderful perfume it puts in the air.

King Solomon must have liked lilies.
He compared them to a beautiful woman in Song of Solomon 2:1,
"...a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys." 

He also used lilies in decorating the temple of God,
 "...he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple...
...And upon the top of the pillars was lily work..."

What kind of flowers are you growing?
Do you grow them to attract butterflies or hummingbirds,
or just because you like them?

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Robin Time!

Could you tell me what time it is?
And what time zone is that?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chinese Duck and Ducklings

As we were on a walk a few days ago,
my granddaughter and I stumbled on this Chinese duck
and her ducklings.

Upon seeing us,
the mother's first thought was to take her babies
away from danger!

The twelve little ducklings appeared to line up in couples,
as they followed their mother to safety.
I guess that's where the saying came from
about having "all your ducks in a row"!

(Click on picture to enlarge.)

This momma duck reminded me of one of God's promises to us
in Psalm 91 that says,
"He will cover you with His feathers. 
He will shelter you with His wings. 
His faithful promises are your armor and protection."

Have you got all "your ducks in a row" today?!!!
I've got a few I'm working on!

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For some interesting photos on birding around the world,
check out Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesdays posts!