Now I realize that this is not the best picture in the world however, I find that it best suits this blog post.
This is a Mama Willow Flycatcher who has a nest on top of our front porch light. She has fought to bring her two baby chicks into the world. She had two eggs knocked out of the nest by another bird but kept trying. Once she was able to keep her eggs safe, she had two beautiful chicks that were chirping away. Little fluffy balls they are.
The very sad fact is after all that she went through to bring her chicks into this world we witnessed their demise yesterday. They had bird mites, which killed them. Saddest thing ever….. But I am sure you are wondering what this has to do with my post today.
Well, it is the cycle of life, Mother Nature, the Lord’s work.
I was sitting there in the yard after mowing the lawn assessing my own situation when this all transpired. I was thinking how much work I had put into my home and family – then to have it all change in a blink of an eye.
This morning Mama and Papa bird were in our Willow tree chirping and tweeting. I was a bit jealous for a twinge of a moment. How? Why? Nature has so much to teach us if we pay attention.
I decided to go for a walk out on the land taking my camera with me. As I was walking around I was overwhelmed by it all. I could only see the char and blackness, once I looked past that, all I saw was specks of green, yellow, and white. The following pictures show out of ash comes life. There is always going to be life, death, and rebirth in everything- you just have to look at things in a different perspective.
Just love this last photo…… if you look at the picture as a whole you will start to see green sprouts and growth all throughout. I was humbled and inspired!
Time for a new start!
I hope that you will follow along in my journey as we rebuild the pump house and other outdoor projects.
Helen Keller said, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long as the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
I think this is exactly what I was doing….Looking at things too closely. Becoming overwhelmed with all the negative and not embracing all the positive. I need to open my eyes to the fresh new possibilities, to the new start. The means will present itself when it is time. I just need to do everything that I can NOW…..
Moving forward with every action!
Until next time……………….Dream! Dream BIG!