My Weekend and The New Neighbors

I have spent the past few days outdoors, soaking up, drawing in, the glory of God’s Creation and the beauty around me.  My back pain has been increasing recently making it difficult to sit for any length of time; and it has forced me away from the computer and up and out the door.

We spent part of the weekend putting away the garden decorations, pulling weeds and tidying up in preparation for winter.

The next step will be hanging Christmas lights outside before the weather gets any colder.

In between the necessary work, I spent time walking about with my camera.

And as I clicked away, capturing hundreds of shots of what was going on in my own back yard (secretly glad I no longer needed to pay for film and developing); I felt such joy and thanksgiving to the God of the Universe for giving us so much to see and enjoy.

As some of my previous photos show, we have a variety of animals and birds that visit us throughout the year.  Recently I have noticed a flock of birds that are a joy to watch, and I have spent many minutes chuckling over their antics.  They have moved in, I think, and taken over the area.  They spend their time chasing each other and squabbling over the houses that my husband has made and hung around the yard.

I’m not sure just what they are – they look more like the American Tree Sparrow than the other Sparrows on my chart, and have a distinctive peach color on their back feathers.  But whatever they are, they are fun to watch.

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This house was already occupied when they tried to move in:

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I know most people view chipmunks as rodents, on a level with mice and rats, but I love these little creatures.

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I have also been admiring the changing leaf colors and the amazing glow in the early morning.

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Prayers and Blessings for your day.

© Drusilla Mott and, 2017