The Lord continues to teach Dave and me more of His amazing versatility. Earlier this week we took a ride on the ATV and came upon this lovely flower in the woods. Those who know wildflowers will identify this as a Lady Slipper, although it’s also known as Moccasin Flower.
I looked at the flower’s structure and wondered if the Native Americans named it Moccasin flower and English settlers chose Lady Slipper.
Dave checked our wild flower guides for information on this delicate specimen. It didn’t take much reading before we decided God has it planted it the perfect place where it is. We’ll leave it there and enjoy it whenever we ride on Everley Road.
The bird perched on the feeder is a rose-breasted grosbeak. The male birds have the amazing colors. The female birds are almost always duller in color, but since the males to the attracting, they have the bright coloration.
The male grosbeak’s pictured here shows off his side wings of sharp back and white. And right under the beak the deep red attracts immediate attention.
Even the bluejay posed for a photo op by one of the bird feeders. Despite the noise jays make and their domineering, territorial run over this feeder, Their brilliant blues always catch my attention.
We plant flowers that will attract birds and butterflies, and stand back and admire what God brings our way.
Looking for some suet, this is a female red-bellied woodpecker. She displays more color than most female birds, but the male actually displays a completely red head.
Novice birdwatchers, which we truly are, sometimes assume this is a redheaded woodpecker. That bird, however, has an entirely red head.
Job 28:20-21 speaks about such things:
“From where, then, does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? It is hidden from the eyes of all living and concealed from the birds of the air.”
So I praise our God of infinite wonders!