Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Creation Is Telling
On Thursday I will be here at Laced With Grace. This is a little bit of what I've written about:
I expect to see them any day. Perhaps they are waiting for the absolute promise of warm weather – after all, they are predicting rain and cold temperatures for the latter part of this week. However, I know they will come. They arrive every March without fail.
I took the feeder down in September, when it was apparent they had begun their journey south. It is hard to imagine such tiny creatures traveling hundreds of miles to spend the winter months in another country.
We had one as an over-night visitor one summer. I noticed him clinging to the feeder as the others flew at him. He finally fell to the ground, and we rescued him. His tiny wing had somehow been injured, and he couldn’t fly. I couldn’t imagine how he would survive, but we made him a tiny bed in a little box and offered sugar-water...