Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chorus in the Forest



At first light, a flock of robins crowded the birdbath.
They often arrive with cedar waxwings, and today was no exception.




They came by land and air...




...drinking deeply, and lifting their heads in praise with each swallow.

It wasn't a bad way to start the day,
this reminder of our Father who cares for the birds, and cares for us.




























The afternoon held certain frustrations, 
and it was late before Barley and I headed out for our customary walk.  
By then, I was looking for another sign of God's goodness.




It didn't take long.  Before we entered the woods, we could hear music.  
Scores of robins and waxwings flitted overhead in the shelter of the trees,
forming a great chorus.  As we stopped for a few minutes to listen, 
the sound filled the woods and spilled over into my heart, 
pushing aside the pressures of the day.

It wasn't a bad way to end the day,
this reminder of our Father who cares for the birds, and cares for us.



Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?  
Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Jesus/Luke 12:6, 7


Give me a sign of Your goodness...
King David/Psalm 86:17



40 comments:

Marco Alpha said...

Hey Connie!!
Very great shots of these beautiful birds. So sweet to see them drinking. You've captured them very well from a good low position.

Many greetings,
Marco

Leave It To Davis said...

Beautiful pictures, and perfect post! I love your thoughts....I feel the same way when my hubby and I go for a walk in nature. Love the robins!!! I wish we saw them around here.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful shots!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very sweet and I love your images and your heart share and here is hoping that whatever the frustrations, He has lifted your burdens. Have a lovely day Connie~

Kerri said...

OH, this is wonderful!!

TexWisGirl said...

really wonderful!

She Who Carries Camera said...

those waxwings are glorious!

Pat said...

A beautiful post!

Jennifer Richardson said...

thanks for reminding me
how his eye is on the sparrow
and each one of our bright
feathers:)
you take the most wonderful
photos, friend
....thank you for sharing,
Jennifer

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of your robins! And the Waxwing is beautiful. Great post! Happy Weekend!

Karen said...

Delightful shots of the robins, and the waxwing is a beauty.

Hanne Bente said...

Lovely pictures!!
Thank you for sharing) Hanne Bente

Misty DawnS said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos and a beautiful post!

Marie said...

Such beautiful photos! I love Robins most of all but really all birds are beautiful and you've done such a great job with these photos.

Visiting via Camera Critters.

ladyfi said...

These shots are gorgeous!

Lisa notes... said...

Beautiful signs of God's goodness! Thanks for sharing with us.

Bethe77 said...

Birds singing. I have that on my heart today. Perfect message of Gods perfect love and provision for us today and everyday. As I listen to the birds chirping and singing this morning His praises I do hear
Blessings

Antonio Puig Garcias said...

Hola Connie impresionantes imagenes y que reunion de aves para beber en la fuente.Un saludo

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, Connie, surely spring must be on its way! How wonderful it is to see the robins, and your photographs of them are so beautiful.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

What a beautiful blog!! Lovely, lovely -- to see and to ponder. Thanks for stopping by my place, too. Blessings!

Jodi said...

I think I've said it before, but it's worth repeating: You are talented. And I believe the Lord sends His beautiful creatures your way to capture on film, and bring Him glory. P.S. Thanks for noticing "Above the sink is what draws us together." :)

Deanna said...

such lovely shots of the birds...what a beautiful to start and finish your day!!

Madge Bloom said...

Love Robins, their song 'cheer' always makes my day...

marygems said...

Have fallen in love with your blog at first sight- may I subscribe by email please:
mgemmill@xtra.co.nz

Mary, New Zealand

Rick said...

Excellent shots, Connie - love the colors and dof. Above all, excellent, fitting passages.

Have a wonderful week.

Nancy Claeys said...

To see a robin... would make my day! They are the official harbingers of spring in Nebraska.

Thank you for showing us your robins and waxwings. Beautiful!

Teresa said...

What a delightful set Connie . . marvellous . .x

Gary said...

Great to see what are for me spring birds. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Findlay Wilde said...

The American Robins are so nice. From Findlay

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!
Well done!

mick said...

Great photos and I like your descriptions of the birds and their songs.

Larry said...

Great post and photos Connie! We have had literally hundreds of Robins fly over every day lately. The Cedar Waxwings however have come and gone. The Evening Grosbeaks have returned this morning though ;-)

Wally Jones said...

Beautiful colors and sounds surrounding you. What more could we ask for?
Thank you for sharing.

Stewart M said...

Wonderful pictures - the final image of the waxwing is great.

Also like the running dog in the post before!

Cheers and thanks for lining to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Jackie said...

This is just beautiful! I love seeing them drink. You have some wonderful shots here and I love the verse you chose!

I grabbed your badge and added it to my link exchange page. I love this post and your blog!

Thanks for sharing with us!

Amanda said...

that last shot is gorgeous! the light is so beautiful and the little red bits are shining through

Neil said...

Great series.

Jeanne said...

Love this first shot Connie!

Laura Boggess said...

Connie! Your pictures left me breathless and teary-eyed from the beauty. I am so grateful you linked up with Playdates with God this week because you just blessed my socks off. Thank you.

Life with Kaishon said...

How absolutely beautiful are these! What a lovely set of images. I love photographing birds in the winter.