this beautiful gift of creation

I have to admit I get a little enamored sometimes with the birds. It seems to happen most at those points of transition, when the weather shifts, there’s a new season and with it a new crop of visitors to our garden. The Eastern Bluebirds tend to wait until it’s cold. The hummingbirds come through twice. The hawks only show up for a couple of months in the summer.

Well, that’s what I always thought. Then Thursday morning Rebekah was enjoying a major gathering of songbirds sampling the new seed when a huge shadow swooped in, literally brushing the feeder with its wings before setting up on a nearby limb to watch, menacingly, as the crowd of smaller birds started to look increasingly like a buffet.

Hawk or not they came back, despite the threat. One Bluebird – above – seemingly staring down the intruder… “You want a piece of me…?”

So I gathered a sampling of images to share. But my best photo by far is the view back into the front garden, looking toward the mailbox with the bird of prey sitting on a post, patient, biding his time.

Here are the best of the photos. Enjoy. Our birds are fascinating and beautiful creatures. Creation is an amazing gift – DEREK


Categories: art, garden, photography, The Story

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4 replies

  1. Thanks for sharing…
    birds are for me like messengers from Heaven. They remind me that God watches over us all, as in the song: “His eye is on the sparrow & I know he’s watching me.”

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  2. Love your bird photos!Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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  3. Love your photography! How do you keep the squirrels off the feeders??


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