Sunday, December 11, 2005

the Bird bath

I made this from concrete. I had it at the other house, and moved it here. within two days of filling it the yard was full of all kinds of birds drinking at my portable "fountain". i try not to worry about the birds in the old place missing their drink, but I am glad that I get to share my water and my yard with so many chirping friends.
It got me to thinking, like almost everything does. That caused me to take this picture, and then of course I bring it to blogland for inspiration and entertainment.

Where is the water in my life? What vessel holds refreshment for others and how do I place it where they can get the most from it? How glad I have been to drink at the well of others through this last several seasons. You know who you are, as I will not withhold my comments if I get sustenance from your blog or email, or IM's. So when I get filled and am refreshed, then I need to "put something out there" for the other thirsty souls. I am so thankful for a conversation I had with a new friend this morning, and the courage and boldness that I was given to say strong words and to pray a prayer of direction for this dear one. I trust that God will use our time for His eternal good, and raise up a hedge of protection around this daughter of His and her young family. Posted by Picasa

23 comments:

callie said...

hello -- visiting from michele's today. your fountain for birds to drink from is lovely. i agree with you on the blogging -- we all put stuff out there for others to drink in...or read it and decide they are not thirsty after all! :-)

la la la I can't hear you said...

anyone can comment at Lam(b)!

But I do delete rude comments. Disagreement is fine n dandy. :)

Carol said...

So artistic, David.

Tammy said...

Nice post.

Visiting via Michele's tonight. :)

Dave said...

Hi David, here from Michele's.

Prego said...

Awesome little fountain... not following the biblical connection, but hey. That's just me.

I appreciate you stopping by my blog today. I think I'll link yours and pay you a periodic visit. Looks like you've got some good stuff here.

p.

PS This is going to sound like I'm on the defensive, but to the contrary, I'm with you on the Starbucks issue - Three reasons why I stop there

a: I'm South American, thus a cultural coffee drinker.
b: It's the first coffee place I see in the 9.2 minutes I have between dropping off my son to Pre-K and getting to work
and c: They take debit cards without a $3 minimum like the locally owned joints. I NEVER have cash.

mreddie said...

"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."

Good analogy - thanks. ec

Sue Richards said...

A bird bar is always a fun contribution to the natural world in an urban setting. My birds spend hours telling stories and wetting their whistles.

From M's.

Sue Richards

Deana said...

What a good man you are, or seem to be. Visiting by Michele's tonight. Keep those birds watered.

Shelley said...

I love having the birds in the yard, watching them at the feeders and listening to their songs; It's so peaceful.

Love the analogy. If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink...words that offer life because Jesus also said that if anyone drinks from the Living Water he will not be thirsty anymore (or something to that effect). In sharing Jesus with others, we are offering the Living Water to others, to quench their thirst.

colleen said...

It's sweet that you worry about the birds at the other house. Michele sent me.

sister celtic said...

THIS IS SO COOL I'M SO INTO CONCRETE STUFF AND TILE.. I MADE A BIRDBATH USING THE LID OF A TRASH CAN TO CREATE A BOWL.. I LOVE TO BIRDWATCH AND PHOTOGRAPH BIRDS.. HOW DID YOU GET THE ORANGE COLOR IN THE CONCRETE WITH CONCRETE COLOR?

David said...

thank you all for your continuing to overflow my bowl with kind words.
mreddie and shelly picked up on the LIVING water idea. up here - water is life, if you put some out, drinkers will appear ( coyote, dog, squirrel, coon)
Sister, the coloration was green, then it faded, then an algae grew in there and stained it red I like it, sort of like tie dye. Thanks for all chirping at me, I feel the love.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I like your creative solution.

Here (east 3000mi) my fav daily winter visitors are the crested nuthatch n grey-tufted titmouse.
Is that a finch?

Sexy Soccamom said...

I loved your post and the few previous that I read. I'll be back for sure. thanks.

Nettie said...

Looks like a turtle. Don't worry, I like turtles.

DwayneinBonanza said...

I need something out for the birds to drink in have plenty of feed out for them. I see your blog called Sugarloaf Mountian we have a mountian called same thing here in Arkansas but not is tall. God bless

DwayneinBonanza

Windfall Woman said...

I love the "bird bar." It is beautiful.....just like you.

Snaggle Tooth said...

We have "SugarBush Mtn" here, downEast in Maine. Good skiing right now, if ya don't mind frostbite. Down to 4 degrees this am... Maybe less at the higher altitude...

Carmi said...

I like the sentiment in this entry. It's amazing that something as seemingly inconsequential as a bird bath can be the catalyst for altruistic thought and action. Nicely done.

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