Sunday, May 31, 2009

Baby Bird

I went out earlier to plant some more flowers and do some watering, but I didn't get two steps out the door before noticing a little baby bird standing on the next-to-top step.

I didn't want to scare him, so I just stood there and said non-scary things to him, and eventually he hopped his way over to one of the flowerpots, fluttered his wings a bit, and perched on the rim.

I sat for a long time watching and talking to him. He never moved from that spot.

Eventually, as it was starting to get dark, I went on and did my planting and watering, even watering the pot the bird was on (very carefully, of course, not letting the water touch him), and he just stayed there.

I came inside, fixed and ate supper with Drazen, did some laundry and cleaning up. And then I just had to go see if he were still out there, and safe.

He was. Still perched on the flowerpot, with his little head tucked down, sleeping. I could see him breathing, slowly and deeply.

How I pray that he will be safe through the night, and that he will grow strong and be able to fly. What a precious little visitor to have!


Carisse said...

That's a baby robin. His mama will be not far away, feeding him.

Sheila said...

Yes, did I not write that it was a robin? It obviously is. I hope you're right. We have so many cats around here, it concerns me!

CarolinaGirl said...

Amazing what God leaves at our door step. Hope he grows strong (overnight) and is well protected.

Sheila O. said...

What great pictures! There's something magical about a wild creature that allows us to get close to it. Thanks for sharing this one.

JCS said...

Telly Cat would appreciate the Robin, too.

It's all part of God's plan.

CarolinaGirl said...

Do you have an update on the baby bird?

When I went running yesterday, I noted some pink blossoms along my route. I wonder what they are. I'll probably never know. It's so good to finally see plants blossoming here.

Sheila said...

I don't know about comment 5. The visions of Paradise are of animals living in peace together, not eating each other. I can't help but wonder if the carnivorous instinct is a result of the Fall. Not God's original plan, but a less-than-ideal reality.

JCS said...

The Book refers to the fall of mankind.

No mention of other creatures of God, from my readings, Mrs. Vamplin.

Sheila said...

JCS, you may be right. But some consider Romans 8 (verses 18-23, specifically) to mean that other creatures were affected along with mankind....And Genesis 9 seems to indicate that people didn't eat animals until after the flood, so some think that animals also didn't kill and eat each other to begin with.

It's not something I'm completely convinced of, but I think there's something worth considering in this viewpoint.