Friday, February 12, 2010

on a snowy afternoon

Clumps of snow falling
from trees too heavy with warmth;
birds bustle beneath

that's the way it has been today after the snow finally arrived, then began to melt ever so slowly as the afternoon waned. so still at times, so raucous at others, such as when the mailman wheeled quickly through - and when the birds went mad with gluttony at the feeder. got to shoot some snow photos before things turned mushy. reckon i will post some here on the blog when i figure out how to do so.

the oak grove wrestling team is doing well at state. it is wonderful to have katie's facebook reports from the tournament. how she keeps official score at one mat and keeps up with our guys is beyond me. what a woman. Proverbs 31:10 - An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

Friday, February 5, 2010

what a sight on an overcast afternoon

after a good nap, i saw something i had not seen in years: a squadron of feeding cedar waxwings. they attacked a spray of mistleto like airborne piranhas, consuming all of the pearl-like berries in seconds. i could imagine a mist of blood in their wake, high in the water oak tree, as the waxwings flew to their next target.
speaking of blood, the sacrificial kind, here is the Word for the day from John 14: 6 - "... I am the way and the truth and the light; no one comes to the Father except through me."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A gently rainy day ...

... and ever full of His glory. Psalm 118: 24 - "This is the day the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad in it." i surely have been glad in it despite being housebound by a bad knee for the third day. shot some more photos from the front window. discussed the meaning of art with new cyber acquaintances on a photography forum. that was a joy for this old redneck evangelical fundamentalist river rat. a greater joy was the arrival of my goodwife, home from school this afternoon. the birds were entertaining again. just a few minutes ago, a bare branch just outside the window was decorated with four cardinals - three males and a female.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Well, here goes; first post ...

... from black creek fish camp. home all day, keeping pressure off my left knee as much as possible. strained mcl. don't want to aggravate it. hated not being able to get out to take pictures. this little river bottom ecosystem is ever fascinating. instead, i screwed a vivitar 135/2.8 on my pentax sp 1000, put the camera on a tripod near the laptop, and aimed it outside. hope i got some interesting shots from the bird feeder. yesterday, a scrappy little song sparrow head butted one of his buddies who got a little too close to the first sparrow's grub. scripture for today is psalm 34:8 - "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good." i have tasted and seen His goodness today ...