Apr 14, 2009

While I was feeding my flowers this morning, a Cactus Wren perched on the flag pole and chatted with a friend. You can hear the replies in the background. Please excuse the end of the video, I forgot to turn it off. "Consider the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" (Matt. 6:26). Merle Wayne Sneed is not a follower of religion, but the Bible has a great deal of wisdom to offer. I don't buy the Father theology, but there is a lesson in not sweating the small stuff. I spend entirely too much time worrying about the things I cannot possibly control or even affect. Not so much as I once did, but still too much. One of my long held theories of living is that when you try to make something happen, the results are often not that good. I think we share a collective wisdom that guides us through life. Things are sort of self-regulating, unless we decide to force the issue This is a ground rose called Million Bells, I think. It is just beautiful. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

11 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

beautiful.....

great quality vid!

Squirrel said...

Fabulous birdsong, and what incredible clouds you had that day. I don't see enough ground cover roses--your is beautiful. we have a pale pink one called baby's blanket, and it's hardy but stays in one small area. I think it would go wild in your climate if it got enough watering.

R.L. Bourges said...

Beautiful, all of it.

Steve said...

I think making things happen CAN work, but it's basically risk taking, and some people are better at it than others. (I am largely risk-averse!)

Bella Rum said...

Beautiful, Merle!

Barbara said...

My dog doesn't do even as much as those birds of the air, and he gets fed every day, not by a heavenly father, but more often by an earthly mother!

Megan said...

That is a great name for a flower!

I liked the video very much. Great that you could hear the reply.

Kurt said...

There are all different kinds of birds, each with a different scientific name.

alphabet soup said...

Love those roses. I'd probably love the video too but public internet where I sit doesn't do videos...

Ms Soup

Coffee Messiah said...

Nice camera work.....thought maybe the bird flew down to say hello to you. ; )

Go Forward With Courage

When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
-- as it surely will.
Then act with courage.

Ponca Chief White Eagle (1800's to 1914)

Something to be said for that, I too have found.

Reya Mellicker said...

Love the vid!

I agree with you, it's just frustrating to try to push the river. Go with the flow whenever possible!