Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The wind blew
ruffling his feathers,
but he didn't retreat;
he was too near his destination -
lunch at the bird feeder!

Gusts of wind
sometimes ruffle my feathers,
but I must not retreat;
I'm too close to my destination
to turn back now!

. . . forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call 
of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14


Mari said...

What a great shot! As usual, you have a perfect application for your picture.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet photo to go with this verse, Glenda.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute birdie, Glenda... YES---we all get our feathers ruffled from time to time... BUT--with God's help, we will continue along the way of life!!!!

Kathy said...

Oh, what a sweet little titmouse! I spent some time this afternoon trying to take pictures of bluebirds and all I met with was failure! I need a better lens. What kind of lens do you use for your fabulous bird photos, Glenda?

Glenda said...

Kathy, I just got a new Nikon D7000 camera and usually use the 150-500mm lens(it's a Sigma) - set on "Sports" for bird pics. I haven't learned to do manual settings yet. I think this pic was made through the kitchen window, and I may have used the short lens. I crop and edit in Picasa3.

Your pics are always wonderful!

Daisy said...

Really nice post, Glenda. Both picture and words are great and accompany each other very well. :)

Sassy Granny ... said...


Dorothy said...

Congratulations on that new camera! The lens..Wow! You have me wanting one of those! Very nice post and poem.

S. Etole said...

What a cute little one ... beautiful shot.

WhiteStone said...

Yes, and we get closer to that destination every moment, every day.
Your photos are lovely!

Lynn said...

Lovely picture go match the even lovelier verse. Glenda, I so want to thank you for the precious poem you shared with me on Tuesday's post. It was perfect for my posting and touched me deeply. I copied it and put in my wallet, it meant that much to me. Thank you dear friend. May your day be blessed with joy.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I can see the feathers in this beautiful detailed photo...Yes the analogy is needed for me to remember also

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Love the picture...and the poem is so good. Giving up is never an option. Loved this

lil red hen said...

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard ...sweet picture!

Leslie said...

what a gorgeous little fellow!