More color . . .

I wish you could  have seen the picture from my office window yesterday. There was no shortage of color on the grey, bleak, frigid day.  The reds and blues kept me smiling . . .

Hundreds of black birds and grackles with sleek dark blue heads monopolized the feeders at times, and then there appeared the most brilliant male cardinal.  As I wrote this,  one perched at the top of my feeder-tree surveying the black birds.  (My European readers cannot “see” this  as there are no cardinals where you are 😦  So I am sending you the scene in living color.) There were times  yesterday I counted ten vivid red male cardinals and ten of their not so colorful spouses crowding the feeders or in the tree behind at one time.


One of my favorite winter scenes has always been that of the red cardinal in stark contrast to the white snow.  It is a tender reminder of God’s grace and love. “My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to him in song.” Psalm 28: 7

Black as midnight colored birds dot the ice-laden tree and suddenly, color reminds me of God’s amazing care- that an awesome God gives us this gift of color on a very grey day. The red is, for me, a picture of his sacrificial love.

I couldn’t resist sending you this scene and reminder especially after the grey of last week.

(If you click on the picture, you can see the ice more clearly albeit the picture will be a bit distorted.)

Enjoy the colors of today . . .

About oct17

The little girl in me loves bird watching, butterflies, sunrises, sunsets, walks in the rain; the adult I am enjoys the same. I sense God's awesomeness in all of life--what wonder there is in slicing a leek or cutting open a pomegranate. I have many favorite things--a formation of Canadian geese flying overhead, the giggles of my grand daughters, the first ripe watermelon in summer, snowflakes on my face--these gifts from my heavenly Father delight me continually.
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2 Responses to More color . . .

  1. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful picture to brighten the gray days of Vienna and remind me how creative our creator is and that He loves us so much he made the world so colorful for us to enjoy. Amy


  2. Glenda Ferguson says:

    Sam and I have enjoyed the birds also. We have all types also. I think we are going to run out of seed before this weather gets better if they don’t slow down on their eating. Don’t know how people don’t believe in God when we see these birds and beautiful color in flowers. Love you and Tom so very much. I’m glad that we are a part of a church that teaches the Word without apology for its truth. I think we are being blessed due to Bible preaching, missionary work and that members are staying in the Word and getting better at witnessing to those we meet in our every day life. Glenda


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