Sunday, March 03, 2013

Thankful Thoughts...

What surprised me this week?

Tuesday morning we awoke to a snowstorm. On rare occasions in the winter, I'll look outside the window and see a swarm of birds perched in our trees.


Usually they are robins dressed in their cherry-red finery, but there are often little finches among the congregation as well.  Tuesday, with the snow coming down, the birds started to gather. I stood at my second-story bedroom window looking out at the branches of our tree just outside the window. As I looked I noticed one bird, just a few feet from the window pane, that seemed totally out of place amongst all the fat red robins. It looked like a yellow cardinal, with a bright yellow body and a little tuft on its head.


It was gorgeous. As I stood looking at it, it cocked his head and stared back. This sunshiny yellow bird made me smile, and I as I admired it I had a feeling of hope and happiness wash over me. I've done a little research and apparently this bird is extremely rare. I believe it was sent to me on this cold wintery day as a sign of hope and good things to come. I'm grateful.

5 comments:

ga447 said...

What a wonderful surprise and such a beautiful color. I love it when birds visit me, it is such a great free gift from nature.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

A beauty indeed, I love seeing birds coming back when spring is on its way.

Melissa said...

What a blessing. I love it when God sends those little messages that seems like He meant it special, just for me.

Nana said...

I love your Thankful Thoughts, Suzanne. What a blessing to see something so rare and beautiful!

Chris said...

I bet this was written in your Thankfulness journal! :) Such a beautiful little bird, and such a sweet blessing as well! My sister gave me a little bird feeder this past Christmas. It was two teacups on a stand. I sat it in the front yard, visible from the front door and windows. The chick-a-dees have had a feast each day and I have so enjoyed watching them. You know they sing in the middle of the COLDEST of winter days. Such an inspiration.:)