Hummingbird’s Delight – Tithonia

Skywatch Friday – Showers of Blessing
“I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.” ~ Ezekiel 34:26

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

~ Daniel W. Whittle 1883

I’ve enjoyed growing Mexican Sunflowers this year. Today for Skywatch Friday I took a photograph of these brilliant flowers in the rain. Truly God has showered me with so many blossoms of beauty in my garden.

For more information on the history of this beautiful hymn visit Wordwise Hymns

Feathers

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”~ Robert Brault

Hummingbird Feather

I recently received a SPECIAL DELIVERY. Left as a gift on a red gerbera daisy, this small hummingbird feather delights me. Until this year, in the midst of a wild abandon of gerbera daisy blooms, I didn’t know hummingbirds fed on gerbers.

Skywatch Friday Feather

As of now, the feather sits on a window sill, the end weighted down with a pebble, waiting for me to decide how to best preserve it. Any ideas?

Lincoln Penny with Hummingbird Feather

This photograph is part of Skywatch Friday.

Bare Branches – Morning Skywatch

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” ~ Lamentations 3:22-23

In the warmer weather, early morning finds me on my porch swing, sipping coffee, listening to the birds, and communing with my Lord and Savior. My Bible and devotional books sit beside me in a big tote bag. I find that having them collected and at the ready saves me trying to gather what I need. I have my reading glasses on and a pen in my hand. These moments of peace and quietude are the best part of every day.

From my vantage point I see many green trees in the distance, and among them, is one branch barren of all leaves. This is the area I focus on. Birds of all types land on these branches and begin the morning by preening their feathers. I’ve come to realize that as they preen they are vulnerable to hidden predators, the leafless branches give them a better view of possible threats. Most folks would think this branch an eyesore and a needless part of the tree, but it serves a great purpose for the birds and also gives me many minutes of enjoyment as I watch the early morning grooming of feathers and beaks.

These photos are a part of Skywatch Friday.New Jersey, USA