Wordless Wednesday

pic taken by my 10 yo of a girl enjoying the rain

Participating in Wordless Wednesday on the following sites…

(I wanted to get this posted earlier, but a thunderstorm knocked out our cable internet connection for awhile.)

Wordful Wednesday

female cardinal

I know this is by far NOT the best picture of a female cardinal.  However, I was sitting here watching her eat from our bird feeder for the umpteenth time; and I got to pondering/wondering/thinking… “Why can’t I look at life like she does?”   Her life as a female bird is not that complex.  She lacks nothing; she has all she needs.  She is content.  (The cardinals chirp very regularly.  I’ll have to write more about that in another blog entry.)

Side note… as I was typing this, I noticed movement in my peripheral vision.  I turned my head to look, and a beautiful woodpecker was making its way up the tree just beyond our deck.  I’m guessing it was a least 9″ from beak to tail.  Wow!  God’s creation is so amazing!  Wish I had a clearer way to take pictures of all the wildlife just outside my home window.

(A side note to the side note:  I was going to delete the word “home” altogether, but then I realized I’d like to some day blog about why I felt the need to change that word.)

Back to the female cardinal and the not-so-great picture.  If you click on the pic, it’ll open in a new window where you can see a bit more detail.  The numbers in the lower left-hand corner of the photo are from a “clingy” calendar that we have on our sliding glass door.  I suppose I could/should lower it… to afford a better view of the feeder.  Alas, that will be for another time.


I’m participating in Wordful Wednesday at Seven Cloud Circus and Wednesday of Few Words at A Lot of Loves.

You can also see my Wordless Wednesday post for this week here.

Wordful Wednesday

If I stop to think about the tremendous need in the world, I get overwhelmed in about five seconds (or less).  And, as a person with depression, that is NOT a good thing.  I start thinking (and that in and of itself is a scary thought), “Wow!  I wonder how I could help?”

The natural disaster that’s currently on my mind is the flooding in and near Nashville, Tennessee.  I haven’t been there since the flooding, so I don’t have any personal pictures.  However, there are plenty of them around the Internet.

The not-so-natural disaster that’s on my mind is the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Again, I have no personal pictures, but you can find many if you look.

Since I have no personal pictures of these two recent disasters, I wanted to share the pictures that I do have.  (I took all three of the following pictures.)  The second is hardly worth mentioning, but it’s a disaster nonetheless.

In the midst of natural disasters…

New Orleans area - May 2006 - Hurricane Katrina

and not-so-natural disasters…

Chattanooga, TN area - January 2005 - semi truck knocks over telephone pole

…life goes on.

Chattanooga, TN area - July 2006 - pumpkin growing
I’m participating in Wordful Wednesday at Seven Clown Circus.