"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Sunday, July 17, 2011


How incredibly captivating it is to watch the wonder of new life emerging in this beautiful world, created by an amazing and marvelous God!  

We have had an exciting week, as we have witnessed the birth of three little baby robins to Mr. and Mrs. Robin, who built their nest, under the branches of a tree, on the corner of our deck!  This has been a very blessed event, and we have been thrilled to watch life unfolding day by day.
Day One
Two little baby birds broke forth from their shells!
One little baby robin yet to be born!

Day Three
Three little baby Robins in the nest!

Day Four
Three little hungry mouths!

Day Four
Two little birds wait patiently,
But one little bird says, "Mother, I'm still hungry"!

Day Five
Mother Robin Chides Us Loudly,
As we try to peak at her growing family!

Day Six
"Mother, we're hungry!  Where are you?"

Day Six
"We want our Mother! Feed us, please!"

These sweet little creatures have given us such joy,
watching them, in amazement, as they have grown
and changed before our very eyes, day by day.

The words of a beautiful hymn came to mind today,
as I thought about how wonderful are all of God's 

"All Things Bright and Beautiful"

"All things bright and Beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens, 
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings."

(An Anglican hymn, written in 1848,
by Mrs. Cecil F. Alexander, 

Dublin, Ireland.)

May you find joy in the simple and lovely things
that are all part of our beautiful world.
They are not man made, and cannot
be bought with wealth.
They are the greatest of God's treasures,
and He has blessed us with eyes
to see them, ears to hear their amazing sounds,
the sense of touch to feel them,  and
the sense of smell to take in the richness
of so many lovely fragrances.

He has indeed blessed us beyond great measure!

Blessings to you, dear friends!


  1. How adorable. I one raisedan orphaned Robin. Had to teach him everything. When he could fly away, he refused, preferred to remain with us. He did stay in our yard. Truly was apleasure having him.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely little miracles with us! How wonderful to be able to experience the baby robins day by day right on your back porch! I love seeing the pictures!

  3. Wow what a great photo display of the event. I love the blue egg. Your patriotic piece is beautiful.

  4. I knew when you first showed the location of the nest that you would get some awesome pictures! You may even get to see this again - we had robins last year that used the same nest three times!!

  5. Kathy: This makes my heart soar the Good Lord has blessed us with many things, I think the giving of life is the best, how adorable,
    they are so cute even without hair.
    Thank-you for sharing.

  6. Thank you for the wonderful peek into the birth of these little ones. I've never seen something like this up close. We have found a hummingbird nest here at the cottage. I'm going to try and get some pics of it this week. It's up pretty high in one of the pine trees.
    BTW, All Things Bright and Beautiful is one of my favourite hymns. I also have a design based on the hymn kitted up and ready to go.

  7. Ohhh...how cute are those little birds. Incredible that they are nesting on your veranda and you can watch them growing.

  8. What a lovely post! The progressive baby bird photos are great. Thanks for a glimpse into an every day miracle that we often miss.


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