Three billion birds. — nature has no boss

©2019Nova

The findings of a study published yesterday in the Journal Science demonstrate that North America has lost 30% of it’s birds population since 1970. The authors of this study suggest that this loss of almost 3 billion birds is like a canary in the coal mine and conclude their abstract with the statement “This loss […]

Three billion birds. — nature has no boss
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#WOTDC: Exquisite

Exquisite

This post comes from the sweetest reminder of my passion for birds. I know, I know, I’ve said this before… But, they truly are=}

Brought to you by Moi for the Word of the Day Challenge

Exquisite creatures with brilliance, elegance, and peace.

Green-Headed Tanager

Itatiaia RJ Brazil, 2008

Photo Credit: @palomino595 on Flickr

European Turtle Dove

Photo Credit attached

Southeast Asian Peacock-pheasant

Photo Credit: Myles Lamone

Webpage: imagur

Emerald Starling

Photo Credit: Tamara Kaylor

Website: redbubble

Refined

Freedom from refining

” I’m standing in the ashes of who I used to be. God’s refining fire came and rescued me. It encompassed all that burdened thy, Released me anew, and set me free! ” ~ Nova

Prompt inspired by Promptuarium

Photo credit: Pixabay

#WeekendCoffeeShare

~Hello & Welcome~

spiral notebook beside pen and plants
Photo by Kristen Boudreaux on Pexels.com

Hello Friends\ (••) /,

Thank you for accepting my invitation to join me for coffee and donuts. God knows I need this time, with other like-minded kindered hearts.

This is my first weekend doing a coffee share, so I want to introduce myself. I am Brandy; but, my writing alas is MoonChild Nova or Nova. I want to use that with my writing friends; but, either is fine. I am an Empath, and an INFJ personality type… So I function more on the emotions spectrum than the logic. I love nature, coffee, writing, the arts, basketball, photography, and lots of other things. I’m a mother of a two and a half-year old, and a five and a half year old.

My first story I want to share with you actually took place today. My younger daughter, Calandra, visits her dad on the weekend, so my older daughter and I have quality time together. Today, I decided we were going to the park and collect acorns to bring home for the squirrels here. Here are a few photos of the jewels she and I found(。♥‿♥。)

Just as I finished up picking acorns from a second tree, I heard an animal cry. It was a little squarel. I hadn’t ever heard such a sound before. I turned around and started toward the car and noticed this:

MASSIVE BIRD!! \(◎o◎)/ I was shocked!!

Anyway, I’m excited to hear from you lovelies and getting to know you:)

( This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the #WeekendCoffeeShare)

🕊Blog Spotlight 💚 Saturday

This week’s spotlight is pulled from a bit of a selfish angle: my love of birds. I really sat in my memories of my grandpa after I read, Baldy’s post, Sing Me Something Well!

This week’s blog spotlight is Backyard Bird Nerd!!

The images are amazing, both of birds and nature♥‿♥!! What’s not to love, right??!!

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#CFFC Tuesday #3

Theme: Things people play with 

ANIMAL PUPPETS
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This is a free play area for kids at one of many Metro Parks in Cleveland. These puppets are awaiting kids at Rocky River Nature Center, along with blocks, a huge turtle shell, fish to view, and more.

Cleveland has really impressed me with how well kept they’ve managed these parks. In addition to the cleanliness, I’m so impressed with the whole set up. Big cities usually struggle to keep nature close by ; not Cleveland.

You can check out Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Here:)

Smallest Birds in the world

Of the list, #3 & #5 are my favorites😍😍 Gorgeous birds!!

Birds are awesome and they come in various shape and sizes. The Smallest bird in the world (Bee Hummingbird) weighs just 1.6 gm whereas the largest Bird
— Read on alltoptens.com/top-10-smallest-birds-in-the-world/

The Endless Circle

Plants bloom and wilt. Babies are born, and people die. Structures go up, and buildings are torn down. The cycles in life seem to be continuous. In some instances, unfortunately, the cycle stops. Species of animals and plants become extinct.

Imagine how these cycles would look if each participated with his/her own best interest at heart. How different would this world be if honey bees just decided not to pollinate. How ugly would this planet look if trees and grass, flowers, and water didn’t work together and provide for one another? What if the sun just stopped turning, and we were stuck in mid-darkness!

The concept of give and take for the balance of a greater good can also be found in scripture.

Proverbs 11:18; “A wicked person earns deceptive wages,but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.”

2 Corinthians 9:6; “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”

Luke 8:4-18; “And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

All these examples teach one very important lesson, and it’s this concept humans have seemingly forgotten.

What you: exert, reap, and give to this world.

You will: gain, sow, and be given from this world.

Why do I say, we must have forgotten such a virtue? This thought continues in the next blog.

M.C.O.K. Quotes 🎍

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” Marvin J. Ashton

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson

Beautiful Birds

www.buzzfeed.com/michelleregna/birds-that-are-seriously-so-beautiful

Bird watching was always something my grandpa enjoyed doing. He watched from his chair , in the living room, on the front porch, at the cabin, even at the beach. My grandpa had several bird feeders hanging from the porch roof. There was always plenty for them to eat. My grandma would throw pieces of bread out to the grass for them, as well. I’ve taken a grand liking to them, myself. I enjoy watching the variety , such a beautiful mix of colors. I love listening to their unique sounds. They’re just a pleasantry that I’ve had that helps me remain close to my grandpa.