Sunday, January 26, 2014

Crash Landing and a Drive In the Snow

Do birds make crash landings?

I went to fill my feeder with birdseed this morning, and instead found myself headed back inside for the camera. There was an unusual bird print in the snow somewhat beneath and to the side of the feeder. I'm used to seeing footprints but this looked more like one of my feathered friends was trying to make the bird version of a snow angel. No other animal tracks, no sign of a struggle, just the obvious imprint of a bird.

This afternoon My Darling and I went out for a ride. We went in search of our middle child who just started classes at the community college in Auburn. He took a leap of faith early this week and it looks to have been a good thing. He's moved out of a bad situation and into something much better. Now he needs a job. Knowing what to pray for my kids is helpful. Last week I prayed Joe would find a place to live so he could go to school, and this week I will be praying for employment. Sometimes prayer is exhausting, but seeing my prayers answered is such a great encouragement, and it's so much easier to sleep at night when I know my kids are safe.

(Hey, Della, one day when I'm out that way you're going to find me in your driveway.)

7 comments:

  1. Oh, that looks like a hawk got something!

    So glad for Joe...hope he finds a job soon, too!

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    1. Oh, dear! I fear you may be right.
      Cool. :0)
      Yes, me too. A job for Joe.

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    2. yeah...look at that wing span! Might not have been another bird...could have been any little rodent eating seed on the ground. Maybe it was the mouse that eats your peanuts! Very cool....hawks have to eat, too. ha.

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    3. There are plenty of rodents around for the snatching (like those naughty peanut stealing mice...), and I'm sure it wasn't the first time a hawk has grabbed something in my yard. It was just the first time I noticed a bird imprint in the snow. Pretty interesting actually.

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  2. Poor birdie. I'm guessing he didn't make out too well.

    I'm so happy for Josiah. Wishing him the very best.

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    1. If it was a hawk after a meal, I'm sure someone made out okay.

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