April 28, 2011

Remembering Momma Eagle

Last spring, I spent many pleasurable days observing mom and dad bald eagles and
their eaglets at Norfolk Botanical Garden. My blog entry on May 18, 2010

featured these photos of the proud parents guarding the young eaglets. Much to the delight of many, the family returned to the garden this year.  Local news from the Garden reports that “this past Tuesday, the adult female eagle was struck by an incoming airplane at Norfolk International Airport. The three surviving eaglets were removed from the nest and sent to the Wildlife Center of Virginia to be raised and released to the wild once they are  old enough.” 
I will miss seeing momma eagle circle … dive for food … perch at 90 ft … protect her young. 
Thanks momma eagle for the treasured memories!
Photos: Norfolk Botanical Garden

April 26, 2011

Still Waters

Psalm 23 has always been a favorite of mine and one of the first passages of Scripture that I memorized as a child. 

 Today as I was reading it again, verse 2b appeared so much more significant, especially the words ‘lead’ and ‘still.’
I looked up their definitions on http://dictionary.reference.com/ and these seemed to create a perfect fit.
~ “He acts as a guide, to show me the way beside waters free from turbulence or commotion.”
These winged beauties seem to understand this interpretation fully …  and me? I continue learning to be lead by my Heavenly Father, and most of all, learning to remain still and commotion free in the process!
Psalms 23:2
Photos: Mt. Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va.
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Swan Terrace, Founders Inn, Virginia Beach, Va.

April 24, 2011

The Empty Tomb

The greatest demonstration of power the world, you, or I will ever know ~ “I am the Living One. I died, but look-I am alive forever and ever!1” ~ Jesus
1. Revelation 1:18a(NLT)

April 18, 2011

You Hold My Head High

As I took a leisurely stroll  through the park, and found this Snapping turtle basking in the 65˚ spring sunshine on Friday,
the words of King David the psalmist rang loudly in my ear ~ 
“But You, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high1.”
1. Psalm 3:3 (NLT)
Photo: Mt. Trashmore Park - Virginia Beach, Va.