Monday, August 18, 2008

Blue Jays and Cardinals


The most beautiful blue jays and cardinals have been keeping me company this summer. They land on the branches of a tree just outside my window. My computer and desk sit facing this window so I'm able to enjoy their company. The tree died a couple of years ago and I just haven't taken it down yet. My son was sad about the tree dying since it was one he could climb in when he was little.

Yet, even in the state my dead tree is in, it provides a place for blue jays and cardinals to sit and sing and bring color to my day! Isn't that like God? He can take something that we think is dried up, useless, has no life left or hope and fill it with color and beauty and life and song!




9 comments:

Homesteader in Training said...

Amen to that sister. What a wonderful view to have in the morning. I love watching our birds as well.
Blessings,
Kim

Sally said...

So very true. Thank you for sharing!!

pfranklin said...

Oh Karen, what a wonderful post. Thank you so much. It's interesting what our children remember and treasure. Who would have thought that a tree would be one of your sons treasures?

It's a good lesson too on God using what we might think is broken and useless. I feel that way so many times. Thanks again for the reminder.

"Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance." Jude verse 2

a bite of country cupcakes said...

All things old shall be new again....
I just love having bird life around and feel spoilt by our daily visits from rosellas and kookaburras.
Over the early days of winter we got robins too...
The older farmers around here said their arrival meant "frosts" were on the way!

Glad you find Joy too sister in the simple things...
The small things often are the big things..

Kathy C. said...

Yes, that is a very beautiful thing and very much like our God. :)

Karen M said...

That is such a pleasant thought. Thanks for sharing it and reminding us to notice the extraordinary beauty that is right in front of our eyes.

Have a great day!!

Just Joni said...

I've noticed more birds this year too...and I know it's because I've just taken the time to do so...glad you are too....their little songs always make me smile.

joan said...

I have been watching the hummingbirds on my porch and I get so excited everytime I see them. I put out some bird feed for the cardinals but none have showed up, hopefully they will find my feeder soon.

Morning By Morning said...

That is so true~God is SO good!!!

I wish I had a window in front of my desk~ with a nice view to look out on~ I just have a wall:(