Early morning blessing

On this day 2 years ago.

It was 5:55 a.m. and except for the streetlights and the yard light it was still dark outside. I heard the beautiful song of the little wren that sits at my window most mornings around 7:30 a.m. and sings for me.

Carolina wren enjoying sunshine after several days of rain.

Those little wrens sing off and on throughout the day at my place, but I have not heard one that early since that day.

We had had rain for several days and that was the first day without rain for a few hours, more rain was coming. That was a special blessing to hear that beautiful song before dawn.

So many little things can make a difference to us just at the right time. We can make a difference in someone’s life by doing something that seems small to some but would be a big blessing to others.

We should never stop being respectful and kind to others and being thankful for the beauty that surrounds us in nature.

Preference is a good thing

It is good that we have preferences, if we all preferred the same things there would be a lot of things neglected. Lawns with no weeds, beautiful green grass and beautiful weed free flowerbeds are something I enjoy seeing and have been in awe at the beauty of some.

But as for me I prefer my yard to be a haven for wildlife. It is rare I can look out my window any time of the day and not see some wildlife activity going on. I have loved animals all my life, both wild and tame.

One of the three rabbits that stay at my place. Mama and baby are usually out in the evening hopping around looking for their favorite grass. This the other one that comes out in the afternoon to eat. I don’t know if it is male or female.

The squirrels are good at keeping me entertained. They are so smart and funny and even mischievous at times. It amazes me how they know exactly where they buried acorns to get them through the winter. This one is digging up an acorn under the oak tree.

There are many birds at my place and they have no problem finding plenty to eat. This Northern Flicker is most likely looking for ants since they make up almost half of their diet. They like suet so I see them at the suet feeder quite often.

These little finches like the majority of the other birds at my place prefer to have their meals ready to eat, so they head for one of the several bird feeders that has their favorite seed.

Watching all the wonderful wildlife in my yard and keeping the feeders filled was a real blessing during the year I was home bound because of the pandemic. They kept me busy and still do…busy is good.