KATHIE’S KORNER — Birds and flowers light up spring – Orange Leader
Looking around my yard at this time of year, I am delighted to see the beautiful flowers blooming.
There are also the crazy, fluttering, ever-hungry birds that we feed, depending on the weather. My dear and patient husband helps me with his FULL watering can and bird seed shovel.
The birds are waiting for him while he walks our great dane, Candy, every morning, sometimes following them in the air, on our way, anxious that the bird feeders are filled.
Birds are always aware of this “monster dog” (115 pounds) who is mostly white with a few black spots and long legs that make her very fast. Candy hopes to get a taste of poultry drinking their double boiler and patrolling HER YARD.
We have red-winged blackbirds, pigeons, the occasional red cardinal, blue jays and lately hummingbirds, with more joining in the feasts.
The rose bush climbing all the way up a railing on our patio is amazing. It has beautiful clustered and spreading pink flowers that need to be trained so they don’t overrun our chairs and us!
The cannas are bright yellow, some with red spots, waving a bit in the wind, but always faithful to come back after a storm or two. Our personal favorite is our Amaryllis in our back yard, 10 of them appear with three blooms on each stem.
As we pray each morning, (surrounded by this beauty and pleasure), about our day and all of our travels, projects, loved ones from our immediate family to the Church family, we thank God for creating, sustaining and, if necessary, saving us as His tools of evangelism (with our unique music) on this earth and for victorious responses!
Isaiah 46:4 NIV “We can all pray, stand on this scripture, and have God, mightily in our lives, NOW…
Kathie Deasy writes about religion for Orange Newsmedia. She can be contacted at [email protected]