“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” (Genesis 2:7-9 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Creator of The Garden
“When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.” (John 18:1-2 KJV)
G`ARDEN, n. [Eng. yard, an inclosed place; L. hortus.]
1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, or plants, fruits and flowers; usually near a mansion-house. Land appropriated to the raising of culinary herbs and roots for domestic use, is called a kitchen-garden; that appropriated to flowers and shrubs is called a flower garden; and that to fruits, is called a fruit garden. But these uses are sometimes blended.
2. A rich, well cultivated spot or tract of country; a delightful spot. The intervals on the river Connecticut are all a garden. Lombardy is the garden of Italy.
Garden, in composition, is used adjectively, as garden-mold, a rich fine mold or soil; garden-tillage,the tillage used in cultivating gardens.
G`ARDEN, v.i. To layout and to cultivate a garden; to prepare ground to plant and till it, for the purpose of producing plants, shrubs, flowers and fruits.
“Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.” (John 19:41-42 KJV)
Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis)
The Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis) is a small hummingbird that is an endemic resident breeder in Costa Rica and western Panama. It was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the blue-tailed emerald. This is a species of open habitats, including bushy savanna, clearings, cultivation, and gardens. It can be found in the Pacific lowlands and hills, locally up to an elevation of 1500 m.
The nest is a neat cup of plant fibres decorated on the outside with bark fragments. The two white eggs are incubated by the female alone.
The garden emerald is 8 cm long and weighs 2.6 g. The male has bronze-green upper parts, brilliant green under parts, white thighs and a deeply forked tail. The female has grey underparts, a white stripe behind the eye and dusky ear patches. She has white tips to her tail, which lacks the deep fork of the male. Young birds resemble the adult female, but have some buff feather tips.
Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
The Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) is a common and widespread small bird that breeds in most of Europe and in western Asia. It is a plain, long-winged and long-tailed typical warbler with brown upperparts and dull white underparts; the sexes are similar and juveniles resemble the adults. Its two subspecies differ only slightly and interbreed where their ranges overlap. Due to its lack of distinguishing features, this species can be confused with a number of other unstreaked warblers. The garden warbler’s rich melodic song is similar to that of the blackcap, its closest relative, which competes with it for territory when nesting in the same woodland.
The preferred breeding habitat in Eurasia is open woodland with dense low cover for nesting; despite its name, gardens are rarely occupied by this small passerine bird. The clutch of four or five blotched cream or white eggs is laid in a robust cup-shaped nest built near the ground and concealed by dense vegetation. The eggs are incubated for 11–12 days. The chicks are altricial, hatching naked and with closed eyes, and are fed by both parents. They fledge about 10 days after hatching.
Birds whose first name starts with “G”
Birds in Hymns – In The Garden
Birds in Hymns – The Garden of My Heart
[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]
Your Garden Warbler reminds me of our Brown Gerygone , they look similar and both sing, but the gerygone is quite elusive to actually get a good photograph, it also is a bush bird and does not normally come near people like you warbler. I love seeing the similarities in our species. Hope your bronchitis is improving. Good to see a photo of the garden tomb, it brings back memories of walking in and seeing where he was laid. have a blessed and restful week, and keep warm Lee!
Thanks again for commenting. Since birds aren’t confined to one country most times, they have intermingled over the centuries. The Lord wanted many places to see His handiwork.
I’m Still staying in, but improving. It takes weeks sometimes to shake this, so I am just trying to be patient. I’ve spent some time working on my genealogy, but haven’t found Adam yet. 😀
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Beautiful birds, today. The little hummer looks like he came out of a queen’s jewelry box, and the “plain jane” has a warble (could there even be a better description?!) instead. Just lovely.
BTW: I like the + on your site, and today I discovered Flight: The Genius of Birds, under the section ‘Birds.’ I signed up for their newsletter. I had not know of them before and I am glad I have found them through your site. Thanks.
A question: Why do you use the dictionary from 1828? Websters, American English… There must be a reason!
Thanks for the compliments, and glad you found the Flight site. As for why I use the 1828, that’s a good question. 1) it is part of my eSword program which I use often for the blog. 2) it is free. 3) I have the other 1913 Webster, but even in those few years, the mention of spiritual references seem to have declined. Today, God’s word is less and less referred to in definitions. I guess I enjoy seeing references to the Lord’s Word honored even in definitions.
I also thought it would give it a unique touch, I guess. Who really knows. I come up with ideas off the top of my head. 😯🙏. Not sure how the Lord answers my prayers.
Very interesting. I had no idea that the loss of the Lord’s presence in our cultural life would extend to the definitions of words as seen in a dictionary published almost a century apart. And the Lord will not let Himself be pushed out of a culture indefinitely. Its like the loss of trees we are experiencing here in central California. Each spring, there are fewer of the old and older trees because of the drought.
They have been removed and with them goes shade and leafy boughs. I will drive into town and there will be too much space, too much brightness…. I look around trying to figure out what is missing. And it is the trees. They can’t take the long-term drought. They are cut down. And they are not replaced. After a while, the emptiness seems normal. But there is always a sense of something being gone and not feeling right. That is what is happening with the words.
I get it. Note: there is other loss with the trees: birds & bees. And I am wondering what else we are losing by leaving the Lord out of the definitions…. probably something that points exquisitely to the spiritual realm of the Lord. A loss that will never be seen emptiness because we don’t even know its gone. And it once was.
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Thanks. What powerful thoughts you presented. You are right, many things are being lost because of a falling away of belief in the Savior and creation. The hatred in our country today amazes me. That didn’t even take a century to develop. Our schools are indoctrinating instead of teaching truth. What can we expect?