Monday, April 29, 2013

Look who came to the feeder last week...

Last Wednesday was not a special day; it was one of those ordinary days when one goes about life and does the ordinary things.  It was a rainy day,  I'd just come home from a wonderful Bible study but had a headache and intended to "get warm and comfortable" and then relax because I had been going at full speed since the day before and it had caught up with me.  God had other plans...another way to chill me out and bless me through and through with the wonder of His creation.  He gave me a parade!!!

 Like I said, I intended to warm up so I was putting some water on for tea and looked out my kitchen window and there, on our bird feeder, sat a handsome male Rose-breasted Grosbeak!!!  He looked like he was dressed in a tuxedo and ready for his date.  My plans went out the window (literally) and I ran to get the camera.  I shucked on my crocs and was prepared to stand on our back steps until he came back..praying he would come back.  So, here are the pictures I got...I saw so much more but was unable to focus the camera since I am out of practice but I stood there freezing and having such a good time.  At one point there were all the primary colors on the feeder,,,a yellow American Gold Finch,,,Blue, Indigo Bunting,,,and a red Cardinal!   Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of that.  That was just for me to see I guess.  I believe that God knew I needed encouragement and He knows exactly what I love...I love Him for that.

This is the Rose-breasted Grosbeak -he did come back!

An Indigo Bunting and that's either a purple finch or a house finch (I can't tell them apart)

One of our many lilac bushes blooming now.

 So, like I said last week, sunshine was at a premium.  This sun puddle is clearly being hogged by Scrappy and poor Corrie is only getting her rear-end warmed--I thought that was a clear indication of just how spoiled a certain someone is in the pack.

We are so thankful for God's creation.  Blessings to you all from the holler..


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom would love to have some bird feeders in the yard but she worries that we wouldn't treat the birdies very nicely:(

That was a beautiful parade Nature put on for you- such pretty birds.

Mom just planted a small lilac bush here - it has a few buds on it - here's hoping Lightning leaves it alone.

Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Max Mom said...

As they say, "If you want to hear the voice of God, you have to turn down the volume of the world." That is exactly what you did. Your 'holler' sounds like a little Eden. I love your birds. You'll have to come and visit our part of the world sometime - we too have so many beautiful birds.
Thanks for sharing your special moments - hope you are able to take it easy now.
Sending lotsaluv

Paula Fraker said...

*LOL* The last picture of everyone trying to cram into that sun puddle is hysterical. I can almost imagine them screaming "DIBS!" whenever they find one. *haha*
And you were so very blessed to see the "parade"... I've seen a grosbeak only once in my life, and an indigo bunting just a few. I'll bet that was quite a show!

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Isn't is just so much fun to see the Birds flock on the Feeders dressed in there splended colors. Great Pictures JP...


Carmen C. said...

Very handsome bird! Everyone loves a spot of sunshine it seems, and your lilac is so beautiful, I just love them:)

cowgirl said...

They are so beautiful!! Thanks for posting! :)

nancy huggins said...

Thank you so much for sharing,,,You made the sun come out on a dreary day here in the midwest. I could even picture the ones you didn't get a picture of :)