Every year we usually get a stretch of frigid air. It always takes us by surprise. Sure we have our coats, hats, gloves and scarves to bundle up with. We definitely don't have the harsh winters that our neighbors to the north endure. I do love it when it snows, but it usually doesn't stay around too long. Of course I remember winters to the contrary. Being an outdoor type of girl, I prefer taking our walks in the great outdoors. There are limits to what temperatures make that comfortable for my husband and me. Our preferred exercise is walking about two miles each day. On very cold days we walk in our local mall. Today was one of those days.
Being the sensitive type, I always feel for all of God's creatures out in this weather. I am always in awe of how they are able to stay warm. I watched this little fellow this morning as he was enjoying the sunshine and the last of the dried berries on the dogwood.
Do you feed the birds? We have several feeders in our backyard. They love the suet feeder in the oak tree just outside our windows. It's amazing how many different varieties come to visit. There was a hawk calling outside this morning so everyone scurried away to their safe places. I feel like this today as I contemplate all the news of yesterday. Finding my safe place.
Have you ever made homemade suet for the birds? Here's a recipe--http://inhabitat.com/diy-suet-winter-birdfeeders/
If you have sons you probably are familiar with Richard Scarry's books. My son and grandsons loved these stories-all about cars and trucks and things that go. In his books it was always fun to find goldbug. Goldbug was a tiny little critter to look for on each page. Can you find the sparrow in the photo above?
"His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me."