Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Promise




Outside yesterday, after a stretch of ice and bitter cold, a little green caught my eye.  

I moved some dead leaves, and there, sure enough, 

a few snowdrops were pushing out of the soil.

It reminded me that even in the deepest cold, spring is getting ready.




There's an ancient promise God made to Noah:

As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night will never cease.

Genesis 8:22


Bluebirds at Birdbath


The bluebirds seem to know this.  

They were in the birdbath, lifting their heads in praise with every swallow.







27 comments:

HansHB said...

Beautiful birds!

pens and needles said...

Yesterday, I noticed shoots of daffodils peeking up and thought that in spite of winter's bitterest cold, life persists, just as promised. What a darling picture of the bluebirds! I'm always surprised to see them in winter. They won't go near my feeder, nor will they even forage underneath -- but they do seem to need the water. So glad we can provide them with it when everything else is frozen.

Marco Luyken said...

Hello Connie,
Great to see that all is coming up.
But what a great shot of the singing birds. Fantastic!!

Best regards,
Marco

Mersad said...

A beautiful promise, you know will be kept.

Nancy said...

I love this post with it's praise and glory to God.....I love seeing those first green stalks of green reminding us there is growth even when we don't see it at first....

Gail Dixon said...

I am visiting from Wild Bird Wednesday and want to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your header. And the image of the blue birds is absolutely stunning. Such sweet little ones.

Sandra said...

How wonderful to see those first snowdrops coming up through last autumn's leaves. Such a message of joy and yes, the promise of the spring to come!
Those bluebirds at the birdbath are so sweet!

Madge Bloom said...

Amazing isn't it? The renewal of life from seemingly 'dead' things...

Dave said...

What a truly wonderful post, thank you.

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, snowdrops this early?
I am definitely going to start searching for mine. Have to be quick though while there is no snow on the ground. We're due for more snow over the next several days.

Those little bluebirds are just precious, Connie, and I love this photograph of them.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful sight, seeing the new green growth. I love the shot of the bluebirds.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Nice that you noticed those green sprouts coming up. And so early. Beautiful shot of the bluebirds.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your photograph of the bluebirds at the fountain was wonderful! I had to go back and look at it again and again. I live in Missouri, but nowhere near the Ozarks. It was sunny here today and I went out and looked around in my flower beds--no green sprouts yet. Usually doesn't happen here in my yard until February...still a little while away.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

This is a very beautiful share, the whole of it ;)

Jodi said...

Your blog never fails to cheer me.

Kim said...

I often feel the same way when seeing those first buds. We have a couple early blooming daffodil buds coming up. They usually bloom in Feb. Those bluebirds are so adorable!

TexWisGirl said...

adorable bluebirds!

Snap said...

snowdrops and bluebirds -- dreaming about spring! lovely

Kamana said...

what beautiful shots! and hooray for spring.

marciento said...

Beautiful blog.
Warm Greetings from the cold Warsaw. Have a look at the new photo album.
http://marciento.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/virtual-exhibition-of-photography/

Anni said...

Beautiful images!!! Hope your weekend is treating you well today. Nothing better than to see the awakening of Springtime!!!

I especially enjoyed the bird photos you've shared...in this post and the others below.

Sweepy said...

We don't have winter but we are having rare cold days and nights! Purrfect for hugs!

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love that shot of the bluebirds!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Glorious:)
Simply glorious:)
Thanks for stirring me to singing
with those bluebirds,
Jennifer

Dave said...

Lovely Post Connie, the colours of the shoots pushing through give a real sense of long days to come....
Good to see you as a follower too, many many thanks
Dave

Amy Burzese said...

So nice to see some evidence that winter will come to an end. Lovely little bluebird shot.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I've been looking for signs of the snowdrops around here. None yet.