Last week I spoke about our redbirds. This week I want to tell some more bird stories.
It is so amazing to watch nature as it takes care of itself. We have had an abundance of tiny frogs.
Living near a small lake increases our wildlife. Yesterday I was surprised to see a hawk on the ground under one of our Leyland Cypress trees. I suppose it was after the frogs. It reminded me of a few years ago when we also had an overabundance of frogs. My DH saw an owl perched on the post of our deck. He came every morning for a few days and then was gone, and so were the frogs. I only got one glance at him but he was majestic.
Speaking of my DH – one day at work he stepped outside for fresh air. Evidently there was a bird’s nest nearby. The male flew in front of DH and proceeded to walk about in a circle as if he had a broken wing. He was protecting his mate and possibly offspring. He remained until DH went back inside.
Am I enamored with God’s nature? Absolutely!
Today I want to share a work in progress. It is titled: Jesus – the same today as yesterday. Jesus is sitting upon a rock surrounded by youngsters. What you see today is 3 of the children – a boy who had gone fishing, a girl with a basket of apples and another boy with an untied red sneaker. It is painted on a cypress knee. I have been painting these for several years but stopped and now am “seeing” the images again to paint. I use the bumps, gnarls, and overall shape to determine what is painted. See my post
A Day of Learning on June 3, 2011 for another example of a painted knee.
Thank you for coming by. I hope my words lift your spirits.
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