Saturday, February 5, 2011
Blessed By Birds
Today was a blessed day...
If you've been following me, you already knew that I have a fancy of making my own bird feeders. It started around Christmas and I'm tickled pink that I started this hobby.
While it took a couple weeks for my feeders to be trusted by my feathered friends they have been enjoying the selection of treats I've provided. I've gotten the usual fly by, snack and go's from the usuals such as the Downy Woodpeckers. But, what I have really wanted to see were the Cardinals, the Blue Jays and other larger birds too. I've been waiting and waiting..
Today though I was blessed...
I was in the kitchen most of the day doing some crafting, the weather was dreary, foggy, and misty. Nothing like you would expect for such a surprise. I had my camera on the counter with fresh new batteries inside. As I looked up I saw the most beautiful surprise.. I had so many different birds visit me today. Cardinals, Blue Jays, Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, and so many other little birds I was in complete shock and awe. I was speechless and so touched that I can't hardly put it in words. I feel blessed today for some reason. Maybe some of my dearly departed loved ones are sending messages to me?
I found this poem that has no author, but I love it all the same.. and it seems to fit.
Here is the bird feeder. Here, seeds and crumbs.
Sprinkle them on and see what comes.
One cardinal, one chickadee, one junco, one jay.
Four of my bird friends are eating today.
Here are some of the birds I was blessed with today..
Aren't they beautiful! Can you imagine, after waiting since December to see all these birds in one day? I better go play the lottery!
Posted by Leslie at 3:39 PM