Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. James 1:17 NLT
A Beautiful gift
Our lives are so fast paced and hectic, we rarely have time to slow down and smell the roses. During this time of year it’s especially hard, because well, there are no roses in bloom, and due to the season, not enough daylight hours to see them in if they were.
As you know, I love to photograph beautiful things. During a recent snow I took the opportunity to sit outside at my feeders and watch the birds visit. I saw many of my favorites, but this day was especially amazing. While watching the birds come and go, my favorite, the woodpecker came closer than it ever has. Minutes later, my other favorite, the cardinal joined her.
I have to say it was a very overwhelming sight, and as I sat there watching those two beautiful creatures, I couldn’t help but shed tears of joy and thank God for such a wonderful gift. It felt like He had written and sent a special love letter just for me, and because I took a few moments out of my day to spend it marveling at His workmanship, I was able to receive and be blessed by it. I pray in return that my photos bless you today as well.
Photos © Salina T Gibson
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Downy Woodpecker and American Cardinal
Male American Cardinal
Female American Cardinal
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