The beautiful Baltimore Oriole
Yesterday morning I was sitting at my desk when I was startled by this beautiful Oriole singing at me, about 5 feet from where I was sitting! He had landed on the wreath on our front door and was looking through the window. I think, through that sweet, babbling brook melody, he was saying, 'What's going on in there? Don't you realize I'm hungry??!'
Of course, I got up from my desk immediately and took oranges out to the picnic table (they're to the right of this photo.) I was trying to focus on that little guy, but he moves so fast! I had set an old drinking cup paddle (it's a dairy farm thing) on the picnic table and he perched on it for a couple seconds before flying off. At least I got the better photo of him in the maple tree. :-)
And yes, he started devouring the oranges right away. In fact, I think he's due for a refill.
I thank God for putting these lovely creatures in our world. What cheer and beauty they bring to our lives!
He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. - Colossians 1:15-16
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. - 1 Chronicles 29:11
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