My beloved has missed me so much, that he drove two hours to visit with me and Mom. Since he is a good shopper, Mom sent us on a couple of errands. While in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, I noticed this sparrow eating the crust of someone's discarded pizza. It seemed to be having a hard time pulling apart the crust, but by the time we returned, both the pizza crust and sparrow were gone. God has a way of providing for his little creatures.
From 2013 Project 365
The reality of life is that we all must die. That's so sad and heartbreaking, especially if you don't have the love of God to sustain you. This little sparrow has been sick for a few days. When I didn't see it yesterday, I figured it had finally succumbed to death's beckoning. Yet when I arrived home from work, there it sat on the feeder. She wasn't feeling good and was given to chills. I just wanted to scoop her up, love her, and let her die gently in my hands, but she would have been terrified. So I left her alone in peace. I expect her to be gone in the morning. Poor thing. I just keep praying that God take her peacefully.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father." ~Matthew 10:29
Texture by Kim Klassen Cafe.
From 2012 Project 365 + 1
This little fella was flitting around the yard when I got home from work. He was having a tough time flying, so I'm hoping he was just a fledgling and that he'll get stronger in the next few days--I don't want him to become a snack for one of the cats or dogs.
From 2011 Project 365
Ooo, the weather in South Alabama has been beautiful these past few days. It's getting up into the high 70s and we might even hit 80 by this weekend. I've been putting out birdseed to attract the migrating birds, especially painted and indigo buntings. I haven't seen any, though. I've only seen sparrows, warblers, mockingbirds, and doves. When I came home this evening, this little sparrow was trying to keep another from sharing in the seeds. I only had my short lens (50mm), so I had to crop it pretty tight, but I figured I wouldn't catch anything like this again, so it's the POD.
From 2010 Project 365