Friday, June 12, 2009

Our Friend Henrietta

Matthew 6:26 'See the birds of the sky: they don't sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you of much more value than they?'

My husband would like to introduce you to the new additions to our friend Henrietta's family:

Now, we know Henrietta very well - every summer she leaves us an empty nest in a special bush that seems an unlikely place to raise babies.....but this time - she had some chicks!!!

John named Henrietta but he's given me the task of naming the babies so without further ado:

George (otherwise known as Ugly in a Painfully Cute Way #1)

Maria (otherwise known as Ugly in a Painfully Cute Way #2)

George is the more agressive of the two - he often pokes his head up looking for a snack. Usually he's a little startled because whenever I take a peek, Henrietta (or George Sr) flit away to the nearest low hanging branch to yell at me. The quality of my pictures may reflect my trepidation... ahem...

But Oh My Word do you see those gorgeous eyes!? I tell you one thing - it's pretty fortunate we don't have many stray cats around here because you are about to see how easily accessible these babies are...

I don't know how to do arrows, but do you see the thin diagonal lines - that would be the nest...

And zooming out below you see same clump of the bush and what's this??? Brick?

We have our own darn welcoming committee!!!

This last picture of George and Maria is from two days later - look! They have started getting their wing feathers!!! (I know it's hard to see, but it's the darkness that you can imagine is their wings - you can see the texture up close, but remember...Henrietta and George Sr. are very intimidating...)

Tomorrow we head to one of John's college friend's Dairy farm for some fun, fellowship, and HOMEMADE ICE CREAM with fresh milk! Yummmmmm

Many Blessings!

1 comment:

  1. How fun for you and your girls to see these little chicks so up close and personal! I love it! Enjoy the ice cream today!