Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bees were humming...

...sweet birds singing!

That's one of my favorite hymns, and it  seems magically appropriate on a day like today. It was an absolutely perfect day - mild, sunny with a soft breeze. I took a lot of time to walk around my 'Sacred Grove' here on the hill and just soak it all in. Bees indeed were humming, along with a host of lady bugs and other fauna just waking up from the winter nap. Hummingbirds showed up in my yard for the first time - a sure sign spring has truly sprung. The daffodils are in full bloom, and all the trees are budding. It won't be long til the Dogwoods are in their full glory. I have several ancient ones that never disappoint. As the sun was getting low, I watched a bluebird dive-bombing insects in the lawn. He has a favorite perch at the top of my garden shed where he can surevey the whole landscape, and nothing juicy escapes his eagle-eye! I could watch him for hours - it was probably the highlight. For this day, brimming with beauty and wonder, and all others like it - I am indeed greatful for a loving God (who also happens to have impeccable taste!)