Wednesday, November 27, 2013

:: Happy Thanksgiving ::


I was outside today hanging out laundry…and I saw a huge bird.
Now, I did NOT have my glasses on and can’t see far away but I could tell there was definitely a huge bird on the hill beside my neighbors stock pond.

I left the laundry and came into the house to grab my glasses, camera and binoculars.
This is what I captured. 

Blue Heron betty's pond 2
Blue Heron?  I’m thinking.  It was quite large.  It stood there watching me.  It was just sitting there warming in the sun. 

The little stand of trees behind it was blocking the north wind.  You can see it’s feathers ruffled by the breeze. It was about 43° out there.

I went back to my laundry…

and was thinking how majestic this bird is;  how blessed I am to get to see it in it’s natural habitat and glory.

It made me Thankful to God where HE has put us to live.  May I not take one moment of it for granted.

I pray you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. No matter where you are; no matter if you share the day with someone or you spend your time alone…

The grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. 



For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” ~Psalm 100:5

16 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

My favorite bird. Sometimes one flies over and rests awhile on my back shed roof (I know it is eyeing my neighbours pond that once had fish).
Joy

Melanie said...

Great post and I love the picture. I am guilty of taking His gifts for granted too. Thank your fo the reminder. Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving too!

Diane said...

Love herons-- ever see one fly? Looks pre-historic. Very cool. Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

An amazing sight, Pat! Happy Thanksgiving!

Faith said...

awesome..great picture thank you for sharing..he is beautiful. This one, right out of God's Coloring Book.

Weekend-Windup said...

Nice to say thanks to God for all the things he has done. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Angel said...

I love those kinds of moments!

Mrs. Hathaway and I are old friends. ;)

Angel said...

Wait... that should be "Ms. Hathaway". She was never married!

Cindy said...

It does look like a blue heron, we have those here in Manitoba in the summer time. Perhaps that is one that has migrated south to Texas to spend the Winter. Tell him hello for us and we'll be looking for him in the Spring time!
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

I forgot to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

The Boston Lady said...

What a beautiful moment. Hope your Thanksgiving is full of love and family, Pat. Ann

Audrey said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. What a treat to see such a beautiful bird. Glad he stayed there long enough for you to get a picture.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @Timeless Treasures

Carla said...

Happy Thanksgiving Pat. Wow, what a treat to see the bird and get a picture.

Gail Wilson said...

Thanks for sharing your "find" with us. What a great picture. :)

We had a fabulous few days here with Jamie and Andy.

gail

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a beautiful bird! We had those in the woods near our church summer camp.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is huge!! You are indeed lucky to live in such a natural setting. Bless you! Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.