Saturday, September 20, 2014

Finished!

Hundreds of French knots later to make all of the raspberries . . .


. . . and now it is done and ready to be framed!

As I worked on this embroidery, the verse was such a good reminder to me. How wonderful are the Lord's promises! And they never fail . . . His mercies are indeed new every morning. No matter what circumstances we may be going through - both the hard and the good - He is always so faithful to supply our need in abundance!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scissor-Tails

Awhile back, we made the trek down to the bulk food store to stock up on baking supplies, spices, and things like that. We always enjoy going there, and the drive is especially nice . . . a country highway winding its way through pasture and crop land, passing by several old homesteads, over creeks, and through wooded areas. 

This time on the drive, my Dad spotted a more unusual sight . . . four fledgling Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in a tree right next to the road! Scissor-tails are one of our favorite birds, and while they are not as rare to see here now as they used to be, it's still always a special treat when we do. And seeing fledglings was a first for all of us!

On the way back from the store, we were keeping an eye out for them again as if we spotted them, my Dad wanted to give me an opportunity to photograph them (as usual, I had brought my camera along 'just in case'! :) We noticed them too late and passed them by so my Dad pulled off to turn around and what should I see, but an adult, and likely a parent of the fledglings, just up ahead perched on the fenceline.

With my camera in hand, I slowly approached the bird, snapping photos as I went as I wasn't sure how close it would let me get. Right after the below photo was taken, it gracefully flew away . . .

 Can you see its 'scissor-tail'?

We then went back and stopped next to the fledglings and enjoyed seeing them up close . . .


The beauty and diversity in God's creation never ceases to amaze me!

"God created . . . every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good."
Genesis 1:21