Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hiding in Nature

Today I'm reminded of a bird I saw last week that must have wanted to hide. I was admiring the beauty of flowers in my little garden and heard a bird. I saw the bird and even tried to take several pictures of it. No matter the amount of pictures I took, the bird seemed to stay in the shadows. At first it looked down on me, then up, lingered a bit, then flew away. Sometimes I'd like to hide like that and fly away. Do you ever have moments like that? Psalm 17:8 says, "Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings." Imagine hiding under the wings of God as He picks us up to carry us under the shelter of His wings.



The little bird's colors causes it to blend in with the fence and tree. I knew it would fly away in seconds, so the picture isn't very clear, but this gives you a little view of what the sweet birdie looked like.

I was admiring and trying to capture the beauty of this lavender plant when the bird caught my attention.

These leaves' color stood out, and I just had to try to capture the beauty. 

We ooh and aah about flowers, but have you ever noticed the first sprouts of leaves when spring arrives? I love the outdoors at my home. As we decorate our homes to match the seasons, God naturally decorates the world around us.

24 comments:

Sarah said...

So many beauties in nature, and spring is often the best time. ~ Sarah

Shirley said...

I think we notice the budding of the leaves and flowers in the spring the most because we are so ready for green after winter!

sueskitchen said...

Lovely post...yes it is such a thrill to see everything in bud. Love the lavender.

Magpies and Magnolias said...

Yesterday, I commented to my husband about the exquisite bright greens of the new leaves peeking out on the trees. He looked at them and said he would never notice things like that if I didn't point them out.

Your pictures are lovely and a great reminder to open our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us on a daily basis.

Thanks for sharing them!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful shots!I is so good to enjoy the splendor of His creations.
Sometimes I'm afraid I become complacent and take his wonders for granted.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Don't you just love Spring! Everything is so refreshed and renewed! Beautiful pictures.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

You're right about the decorating...we are all trying to copy God's wonders!!

I have the same trouble taking pictures of the birds...they won't pose for me either :0)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday participant - yes I have taken lots of photos of buds this spring.

Great flower lady said...

LOVE that you are enjoying spring.. here in Mi we are getting there. A robin who has come for 3 springs is back to build her nest in the same spot every year on my deck. Oh how I look forward to her young.. by the way thanks for following..

Ai KaiRui Liu said...

such lovely photos here...visiting from Wordless Wednesday...followed you, hope you'll follow me back..

take a peak on my entry

Olive Cooper said...

Birds are extremely difficult to snap...I get them at the feeder when it is raining. Your lavender is gorgeous.

Becca's Dirt said...

That is such a sweet post. I love this time of year. Visiting from Cottage Flora Thursdays. Hope you have a nice day.

Shannon said...

Angi, thanks for your sweet comment. I love your beautiful flowers, Spring is so fun finding new flowers to plant! I hope you'll stop by again and enter my giveaway.
Have a great week!
Shannon

Nanniepannie said...

Hi Angi, Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. Birds in the garden are one of my favorite things. I've never visited the Southwest, but hear it's beautiful.

Fishtail Cottage said...

You are definately being graced by spring! loving your garden post...thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - looking to see your garden flourish throughout the season....xoxo, tracie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I've followed birds around my yard too trying to get a good picture, sometimes I feel like they are teasing me by staying in the shadows or hopping around.
I love all the fresh new colors of spring, the new foliage is as pretty as the flowers.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love the first green shoots of spring, it means that bounty will follow. Your pictures are very pretty and I love the little bird...I have never been able to get a picture of a bird, they always fly away too soon. Have a happy day.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Beautiful post. Your garden is so pretty and colorful. I try and try to catch photos of the birds as well.....yep, they are almost always blurry ;) I think they are camera shy ♥
Thank you for being a new follower. Have a great weekend!
*hugs*deb

siteseer said...

yes, the first greens are spring are the best. And then all the lovely colors that follow. God is definitely good. We have a few birds that nest in the houses by the front porch and they have the sweetest chirping ever. Hope they come back this year.

allenaim photography and design said...

That last photo is just beautiful!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Pretty photos! I'm always in awe of the beauty God provides us. Nothing can compare!

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Looks great where you are too!

Rose said...

Such an inspiring post! This time of year I am in awe of all the beauty around me.

Mel Cole said...

The lavender plant is interesting :) My Fertilizer Friday Hope you can visit mine too.