Reflections and A House Ornament

Great Egret Reflecting off the pond by Lee

Great Egret Reflecting off the pond by Lee

“Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another. He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored. As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.” (Proverbs 27:17-19 NASB)

“When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction.” (Proverbs 24:32 NASB)

As you know, we have not been birding, or really going anywhere much lately. So, breakfast birding is becoming our birding adventures. Lately, when we go in and out of our housing addition, we have noticed quite frequently, a Great Blue Heron sitting on some houses. Of course, I have never had a camera ready or even in the car.

BUT, when we looked out, from the breakfast table, the other morning, this is what I saw. I grabbed the camera and took these photos:

Great Blue Heron on Housetop by Lee

Great Blue Heron on Housetop from breakfast table by Lee

I zoomed in closer, and sure enough, there the Great Blue Heron was on my neighbors house. Back in the “old days” we used to have hood ornaments on car hoods.

Hood Ornament on a Packard (Library of Congress PD)

Hood Ornament on a Packard (Library of Congress PD)

This Heron is making a great “House Ornament.”

Great Blue Heron on Housetop by Lee

Great Blue Heron on Housetop by Lee

Great Blue Heron of Housetop by Lee

Great Blue Heron of Housetop by Lee

“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” (Luke 12:2-3 KJV)

Well, it’s back to relaxing until the next Breakfast bird/birds show up to entertain us. In the mean time, I have been working on my Geneology.


Wordless Birds – With Hummingbirds

6 thoughts on “Reflections and A House Ornament

  1. What a blessing Lee, the Lord sent this Heron especially for you to enjoy, placing it in a place where it is easy for you to see. I reflect on the goodness of our Lord and how he gives my wife and I gifts when we go out birding. We will be walking and disappointed not seeing anything much, and my wife will pray “Lord what special delight have you got for us today, show us Lord.” and every time within the hour we will stumble upon something wonderful, just as we did when we found the Topknot Pigeons last week. ‘The Lord is good , his love endures forever.’

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    • Amen to that! I have prayed up birds often. It is so amazing how much the Lord loves to please us. What must heaven be like? We had a hawk land on our hook in the yard today. Couldn’t get to the camera quick enough, but he did take a bath for us that I did tape. Stay tuned!

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    • I have to see if I can talk one of the fishing birds here to hand over some of their catch. Our neighborhood Osprey flies by quite frequently with a fish.


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