My Mourning Dove

Did you know? The coo of a dove is one of the most familiar bird sounds. We have all probably heard it at some point. The mourning dove, like every other species of dove, has its own unique coo sound. The low sound of the mourning dove’s coo was said to sound sad, so people said that…

In quiet moments

In quiet moments my thoughts will often shift to those who are struggling and hurting. These souls may be next door, miles away, and around the world. Early this morning these words from Jesus came to mind from his Sermon on the Mount: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of…

My hope this week

I hope this week that something cute catches your eye That you flaunt your awesomeness That you share quality time with someone special That you are able to pause for a moment, and just rest That you see beauty all around you And that you do not feel alone 🖤

Abert’s Towhee

His name commemorates the American ornithologist James William Abert (1820-1897). And what is an ornithologist, I asked myself? Wikipedia says: Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the “methodological study and consequent knowledge of birds with all that relates to them.” Wikipedia also says that Mr. Abert was an American Soldier. God bless him!…

Blessed with rain

Although it was not a lot, we were blessed with rain showers one evening last week. As I did my morning walk the next morning, I realized the sun was shining through our Texas Rosebush bringing out the shimmer in the rain drops. I took time out of my morning to capture a few photos….