2 Corinthians 4:
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
This is the time of year we’ve been waiting for… when the leaves begin to fall off the trees. There was something specific we were hoping to find. What a thrill to discover this treasure as close to our abode as it was. We had no idea…
We saw the adults here quite frequently, but any time they flew after filling their bellies with oranges and jelly, they went north. We suspected they nested at the neighbor’s because of this and our north tree line is kind of small yet. The tree they used is on the south side of the house and hangs over a portion of the fenced-in area for the dog. We can now see the nest clearly from the upstairs windows, but when the trees were full this was obscured from prying eyes.
And do you know what is really neat… some of the nesting material used for this was my hair! I saved it from my brush and crammed a suet cage full of it.
We also had Orchard Orioles nesting on our property, but based on where the young’ns were seen, their tree of choice was back by the grain bins.
The Orioles have long made their way south for the winter, so it was a treat to discover a portion of their lives left behind. God made their diet to include insects and fruit, so as much as we’d enjoy them, Orioles would not fare well here in the winter.
I will not be able to post for several days, so I thought to help you stay occupied. : ) Here are a few links that I find of interest.
A ROCHA- Christian conservation. Yes, such a thing exists and if you peruse their blog, you will see some good thoughts about taking care of the poor and the planet.
Dandy Designs- Gallery of God’s handiwork
ABC- American Bird Conservancy
SOAR- Saving Our Avian Resources
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