Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Photo And Praise

It's Tuesday and therefore time for a picture and a praise verse.
This picture is taken just a few feet from my door.
I like the branch sticking out of this tree.Many a bird has been photographed on it.
This Dark-eyed Junco,together with all his friends has a very cheery song.A flock of these birds can at times be quite noisy,but I love them,seeing they are the first to return after a long winter.

When I look at the simple plumage of this bird,I realize that even as people we don't have to be flashy or bright to give praise to God or to be loved by Him.

31 comments:

  1. you've got the perfect perch for bird photos there. i love the juncos - the way their simple plumage ranges from light grey to charcoal and black. very nice!

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  2. That is very true! Lovely photo and verse.

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  3. My neighborhood is where the juncos winter. I guess you are their summer house. I always wondered where they go in the summer. I have not gotten a picture this good yet, yours is a perfect depiction.

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  4. what a pleasant little bird they are ...

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  5. we have alot of juncos hopping around the yard and at the feeders...great picture and verse..

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  6. I saw a Junco in our yard tonight but I expect they will be gone soon. I think they are very handsome birds and your picture shows that well.

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  7. Lovely picture and verse, with a nice thought to go along with them.

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  8. Lovely image, Ruth. Juncos are among my favourites.

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  9. Pretty bird, I love the neutral colors of this post. Praise the Lord indeed!!!

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  10. They are such pretty birds. We have them all winter long - even with the snow!

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  11. This is a wonderful verse and a great picture of the Junco. We saw a a Junco at our feeders a week or so ago, perhaps he was just passing through on his way to your house.

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  12. I love the muted colors of the beautiful bird and the tree with the verse blended in! Not bright but brilliant!!

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  13. So true Ruth. Beautiful bird and beautiful message.
    Thank you for sharing your heart.
    shug

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  14. Ruth, what a wonderful sot! Juncos can be difficult to shoot? Nice job! And nice sentiments

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  15. I am lucky to see one or two Juncos in the Winter. You captured this one well and love how you added the verse with the perfect message.

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  16. So perfect Ruth!! A beautiful way to start the day!
    Blessings!
    And a Happy Bright Wednesday now!
    Ann

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  17. Lovely bird and a nice photo to. :)

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  18. I love this photo! It is beautiful in its simplicity and I really enjoy the limited colour range!

    Every time I hear birds singing (which is every day in my yard) I think they are all singing their thanks to God for building such a great planet for them.

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  19. I've often wondered where my little juncos go in the springtime. Take good care of them.

    Neat picture and praise. At first I thought it was actually a plaque you had placed on your tree.

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  20. What a great shot, I love the whole color scheme. Beautiful Picture, Ruth!

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  21. Amen. I needed to hear this today. I was feeling a little less than adequate...but you know what God loves me just the way I am. Again...a beautiful picture and a beautiful post.

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  22. lovely photo and verse!
    so inspiring!

    have a great day!
    betty

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  23. great picture, my juno's are much darker. lovely verse!!!! xo

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  24. You do so well in tying nature and inspirations together. Thank you for a daily dose.

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  25. I like the b&w photo of this bird and I learned something. We primarily think of them as a winter bird here, so I assumed they were in your area as well during winter, but they evidently need a bit milder climate in winter to survive.

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  26. We have a dark eyed Junco nest with eggs in it under a kitchen window. However, we've seen evidence that the mama bird won't be coming back. So SAD!!!!!!

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  27. Beautiful words and beautiful soft colors in the junko and also in the tree bark. We have hooded junkos here in norCal, too. They love the thistle filled birdfeeders.

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  28. Great shot of the junco! Even though they aren't flashy birds I LOVE seeing them at my feeders...or most likely, below the feeders.

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  29. Aren't we fortunate that God gave the birds such lovely songs to praise him with! We should do the same! A beautiful post.

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