Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baby Robin

As I have been working in the garden this Spring, I kept hearing baby birds chirping loudly from time to time, when the Mama bird brought them food. I followed the sounds and found three fat baby Robins, in a hedge of trees that borders our property. They were so big, they barely fit in the nest anymore. I intended to take a photo, but forgot about it....and when I went back a few days later, the baby birds were gone from the nest. :-( As I walked back to the house, I heard chirping.... and gazing into the hedge, spotted this baby robin sitting on a limb.

I love how it still has a tuft of downy feather on it's sweet little head!


" Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God." Psalm 84:3

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

If any of you have been readers of my blog for a few years now, you know that I am fond of finding what I call Nature Valentines. One year I grew a heart shaped sunflower. Another year I found the perfect heart shaped leaf.

I wasn't sure if I could find a Nature Valentine this year, but then I remembered this heart shaped rock.

Since our property is on a hillside and had been previously dozed, whenever we dig a hole to plant something we have to dig many of these large basalt rocks out of each hole. Sometimes when we look at the pile of rocks, it is so large.... it is hard to believe that they would even fit back into the hole! On one of our digs (in which I usually end up needing dear husband's help)...this neat heart shaped rock showed up. So I saved it, and it rests next to the base of a pine tree in my.... you guessed it... ROCK garden!

I had a little fun with this picture in Photoshop. Thanks, Honey... for all you do for me! You don't buy me diamonds, but you get me all the dirt, compost, and leaves I need for my gardening habit, as well as providing your awesome muscle power.

I love you, Steve......you ROCK!


The first Valentine message is still the best one ever sent!

"For GOD so LOVED the WORLD, that He gave His only begotton SON, that whosoever believes in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting LIFE."

John 3:16

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Promise of Spring

The signs of Spring seem to be coming forth early this year!

A maple tree's buds are swelling with life...against the backdrop of a bright blue sky.

A container of Pansy's, stored in the greenhouse over the winter, is blooming!

Mr. Robin....singing from the highest branches of a budding Poplar tree.


"For, lo, the winter is past; The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come..."
Song of Solomon 2:11-12