i really love the spring. i love the calmness in the air. i love the constant reminder of new birth, new life, new growth. i love watching the bunnies and turkeys chase each other. and i’ll never tire of watching the deer. saturday mornings are always a dream on our property. we sip our caffeinated beverages and watch the birds, flagging the pages of the ones we see in my bird books. we watch animals poke their heads out of fields and into our view, as they creep up to the corn feeder.
i have really started enjoying watching these bunnies. they chase each other through bushes, they run and almost play “tag.” they are not fearful- as they’ll allow you to come nearly 10 feet from them before they scatter. if a bird swoops above, they do not hesitate to take off into the woods.
my husband loves these finches, i try really hard to capture a few photos of them for him in the mornings. i managed to step outside and actually get this one without scaring off the birds- instead of through our clouded windows.
i swear that my step dad gave me this bird bath, but it’s argued that my mom did. either way, i’m happy it’s made it to our new home and that this cowbird got to take a few sips from it.
we’ve started seeing Grosbeak’s this week. this little guy wouldn’t turn around for me but his chest is bright red and though it doesn’t look like it, their beaks are completely white. they are really neat. (This one’s for you, dad!)
i hope the deer don’t eat my tulips.
i love how spring seems to be our reset button. it breaks our winter blues and starts to change how we look at each day, at least in my world. i look forward to the new fragrances. i look forward to seeing the sun shine again. i sit and eagerly wait to see the geese land on the pond, the birds moving from tree top to tree top, the crunch of twigs as the wildlife moves through the woods. nature always reconnects me with God and allows me to be reminded of how He truly is the Great Creator.
When i look at birds like pheasants, with their intricate details- i know it couldn’t have been an accident. He knew their needs, He provided them. I am in awe. and there is more to come.