Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our Baby Birds

Earlier this spring, as I was walking by the front door, I noticed that I kept seeing a bird flying back and forth from near the doorway. I happened to go outside into the yard that day, and a pair of purple finches squawked at me so loudly that I investigated all the bird houses and roosters looking for a nest. A few days later, I noticed a bit of nesting material up on top of the post above the front door, and I was tickled pink about it. Every day since then I have stopped at the front door several times to check on the progress of the birds. At first, there was mostly an empty nest. Then, the mama bird would be sitting in the nest, but still fly out if we were too close to the window or the cats were checking out what all the fuss was about. Within a week, or maybe two, mama didn't leave the nest much. I could stand there with the inside door wide open, and she's stare at me, and not move. I decided she must've laid her eggs, and was busy keeping them safe.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Give Thanks... With a Grateful Heart

The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten - duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven.  ~David Lloyd George

God Bless all those that have fought now, or ever, to keep our land safe and free.