Just like birds, we gather most often with those of like kind.
I looked out our kitchen window one morning last week to see (it seemed) a hundred robins flying all around our yard between the house and barn. They were landing, pecking, nibbling, and playing with one another. Joyfully, excitedly, and almost frantically. A sure sign of spring springing, right?
It was fun to watch their lively action, flitting around from here to there. God made such beautiful creatures for His glory!
I wondered what drew them there, all together in one area. It was as if someone shouted from a megaphone, “This is a good spot! Come on over!”
We know birds flock together, so surely they eat together, too. That leads to…today’s inspiration.
I love watching birds. Do you?
I paired most birds together – those that are a pair, anyway.
This is the time of year when they start nesting all around our porches…on top of columns, on ceiling fans, inside anywhere they deem as safe.
And the mess they make can be incredible!
A little mess is worth seeing mama birds nesting, feeding their young, and finally, baby birds learning to fly.
Last fall during our drought, we had trees peeling their bark all over the ground around their trunks. I collected as many large sections as possible, saving it for future tables such as this.
There’s nothing better than natural (and free) decorations!
Things will soon be green.
Aren’t we all ready for that?
Meanwhile, we wait for night-time temps to stay above freezing.
Are holding herbs inside before planting? Rosemary and lavender await.
And primrose, too, from last week’s shamrocks table ushering in spring. Our crazy weather bounces up and down. Does yours?
Sunflower plates bring warmer days to mind.
They contain the different colors of the bird plate and the tiniest rim of blue for accent.
Do you have birds gathering at your house? Any nests in unexpected places?