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!)










 
 

4 comments:

Duck said...

Beautiful pictures! Did you take them?

Erin said...

Beautiful post!

Neal said...

Thanks Duck and Erin!

Did I take the pics? If only! Duck, I'm afraid I am nowhere close to your photographic skills. Like LIGHT-YEARS! I sheepishly admit I snitched all of these from the internet. ;)

Duck said...

You are too kind. :) Thank you for the wonderful compliment about my photographs. Just so you know- for every one that turns out, there are 30 that do not. :)

And, you are NOT light-years away from anything I do!

And, you did a great job of snitching from the Internet- they were gorgeous. Thank you! :)