Thursday, August 18, 2011

For the Birds

I have only seen the hummingbirds a few times in the garden this summer, too bad because I got them such a cute feeder. 

I like the old bottle look.

If you are looking for something new to pray for consider praying that Texas will get rain - a nice, slow, long rain.  We traveled through the middle of the state to the little town of College Station, Texas, this week. (Baby back at school, we are empty nesters again.)  Once you leave the Metroplex (Dallas-Fort Worth area) you usually see acres of cotton, corn, and sorghum crops.  Then along State Highway 6 you can see crops and cattle and wild flowers. Instead of seeing beautiful wild flowers and the like we just saw overgrazed pastures and dust.  Almost all the creeks were dry, things look are bad. 

I'm praying for the weather to change and rain to come replenish the earth.  I'm also quilting today, all day, I am so ready to be finished with that baby quilt. There are so many other things I've got going, I have to complete this project so I can move on.  Hope you have a great day.


Rebecca said...

Your hummingbird feeder is really neat. I live in central Illinois and we need rain too. My husband's a farmer and it's crucial. I'll keep praying!

Barbara said...

Saw your face on my desktop and thought I would have a peep into your blog.
So Texas needs rain, a prayer offered up right now.
Memories of my time in Fort Worth in the mid-nineties.
Did not know that Possums were so small, just like a little mouse.
Also memories of my time in New Orleans in 1960.

Tiff said...

I will pray for your rain from all the way over here in Australia! We are no strangers to drought over here either. Those birds are sure to love that sweet feeder! Happy weekend! X

Mary said...

Joy, I love your bird feeder and am very sorry to hear about the severity of your drought. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed quilt. This was my first visit to you rblog, but I will be back. You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary