Fingerprint Friday – Country Life

Fingerprint Friday was started by Beki, at The Rusted Chain. It was inspired by the song by Steven Curtis Chapman that contains the line…”when I look at you, I can see the fingerprints of God.” To participate and/or visit all of the blogs that do, go to the Fingerprint Friday Post on Beki’s blog and follow the instructions. 

I love living in the country.
The air is sweet,

The birds sing their sweet songs
Rabbits hop around unafraid of those big, bad hawks.

This morning when I took the dogs for their walk, there were three red shouldered hawks in the yard. Two were sitting on the fence and one on the grapevine.  As we walked in the direction of the fence I realized one of the hawks on the fence was sitting right above Ms. Cottontail. She scampered a couple of feet away and stopped and stood totally still. The hawk didn’t move, I didn’t move, the rabbit didn’t move. The dogs did!  Ellie ran toward the fence and the hawk flew away and Ms. Cottontail sat there about two seconds and headed for shelter under the shrubs.  I don’t think the hawk was really too interested in having her for his breakfast, as she is a bit too large for him to carry away. But I’m sure she didn’t want him nosing around finding her littles.

I love living in the country…always some kind of drama to be found on a morning walk!
Here is Ms. Cottontail in a photo taken a few weeks ago.

The adventures of the morning brought to mind this favorite passage from scripture:

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV

“I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.” Ecclesiastes 3:14 NIV

Have a beautiful Friday and a lovely weekend. 
God bless you.

P.S. Just as I was about to hit the Publish key, something caught my eye in the container garden. It was one of our young hawks, sitting on top of the chiminea where I had placed a begonia that was looking a bit pititful.  He was eating the begonia leaves or at least that is what it looked like. Probably there were insects around the plant and he was snacking on those.  I got some photos out of the kitchen window and will post them tomorrow, if they turn out well.  Like I said, always a bit of drama in the country!  Blessings!

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