Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Have you ever tried taking picture of Hummingbirds coming to feed? It's not easy!! If you look very closely, you will see 2 Hummers in the picture. When we decided to try feeding Hummers, we got the smaller of the 2 feeders. And one Hummer came. Then pretty soon another, and another, and then there were 5 of them! So off we went to buy another feeder; this one much bigger as we were constantly filling the small one, or so it seemed. Well! Now there are 9 of them coming around. I was buying the packets of feed mix @ $1.00 a pop, and using 1 every day; I now have bought some extra sugar and make my own feed and it is much cheaper. It's 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of water, and I have to make 1 and sometimes 2 batches a day. Hungry little varmits!
It is so entertaining to watch them. They are very territorial, and if you are not "one of theirs" they will dive bomb you away from the feeder and even chase each other away. It's truly amazing to see them and their brilliant ruby red throats. I try to watch them fly away, and see them for a bit and then they just disappear - or so it seems - into thin air. God has made some incredible creatures hasn't he?
Speaking of creatures, I tried to give my doggy a haircut today, but it didn't go to well. His hair is so thick I guess the clippers are not powerful enough to cut through it. Oh, I did get some cut, but not like when I take him to the groomer. It's no wonder he doesn't shed; his fur is like wool clear to the skin. This is my 1/2 Schnauzer I'm talking about. Anyway, I guess I'll break down and take him to the groomer next week when she gets back from vacation. Maybe after that I can keep him trimmed if I do it every couple weeks or so.
On a completely different subject, the other day I was on Facebook reading and looking at postings and came across some pictures by a young woman I've know for a loong time - at one time she was my step-daughter. In the pictures was a woman whom I did not recognize, so I kept searching until I found a picture with her name on it. And wonder of wonders, it was the young woman's Mother, whom I've also know for a long time and quite well. There has been such a dramatic change in her appearance that I truly did not know it was her. I asked her daughter if she was anorexic, and she (the Mother) replied to me herself. She apparently has some health issues and has lost a lot of weight and can't gain any back. She is a recovering alcoholic and also lost her husband recently, which did not help the health issue.
My point in this narrative is that it made me realize how truly blessed I am to have a husband, a new home, pretty much my health, and most of all, Faith in God and the love and salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was very sobering to see this woman and realize that her past lifestyle was probably responsible for her current condition, and most of all to realize that but for the Grace of God go I. I think it must have been time for me to realize how blessed I am, and that was God's way of giving me a poke!
I hope you all count your blessings often. Take care and God Bless.