Friday, July 8, 2011

Feeding Time

I was very excited to photograph this mother grackle feeding her baby. The baby kept it's beak open and fluttered constantly, and seemed to never get full. And the mom didn't mind at all, she hurried back and forth to find her baby the juiciest morsels. But here is the hardest person to feed ever, and probably one of the the hardest bible verses to obey.


"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."


"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

32 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute, Ginny... Love seeing the parents (usually the Daddy) feed the little ones... Isn't it ironic that most of the 'little ones' are as large as their parents by now??????

Great pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

That is a hard verse to obey!! May God give the strength, for in our own we can't even begin to do this.

Have always loved watching birds feeding their young. Remind me of teenagers who seem to have hollow legs! You can keep shoving in more and more and they never seem full. Fortunately for the birds the Lord provides it for free! It's only us humans who have to pay coin for the food we consume! Great pics!!

reanaclaire said...

God feeds the birds and the animals.. we are His children.. He will surely take care of us too!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is so sweet, I would have been excited too. I am always amazed at how much the little ones seem to eat, it certainly keeps their parents busy.

Johanna said...

I loved that saying of the Holy Bible ! I think in all Holy books you will find this teaching.
O yes the mother bird is awesome!
Am I Generous?
Are you the stingy vixen or the giveaway goddess?
http://www.3smartcubes.com/pages/tests/generous/generous_instructions.asp

Mildred said...

You were really good to capture the baby with his mouth open so wide - that's adorable!

Doris Sturm said...

Nice photos, Ginny! Around here it's always feeding time. I saw a male Cardinal fly from the bird feeder to the ground where his mate was waiting to feed her. I never figured out what that was all about, especially since she could fly up there. I saw her. God only knows the rituals of animals!

Have a nice weekend :-)

sarah said...

wow Ginny...I love these pics and your message is so perfect with them. You always come up with amazing pics and words that fit so perfectly. Have a great weekend.

Bobbi said...

Good morning Ginny. Great pictures!! And this is one of my favorite Bible verses. It's one where we have to let the Lord work through us because let's face it... our flesh wants no part of being good to those who do us wrong. Great post!!

Ann said...

nice capture with the birds. Don't you just love it when you get the chance to get pictures like that?
That is a hard verse to obey. Something I should work on.

S. Etole said...

God's love and provision is so evident in nature. You share it with us well.

Sandra said...

Wow wow WOW on the header shot. these are so amazing to me. the birds just keep on poking food down the throat of the baby and then one day they KICK them out of the nest which is what we are to do with our children. it is the natural thing to do. i smiled when i read the scripture because last night i said in email to a friend who was worried, do what the Bible says and be nice to her and if she does not accept it you will be heaping coals on her head. i have actually done this in the past and it does work. one of my favorite scriptures.

Deborah said...

Ginny, that was a great picture of the grackle feeding her baby! I would have been very excited too!

I'm glad they captured the car thief! LOL That car was sooo cute with all the hand prints. I laughed when I saw it!
Have a great weekend!
xxoo
Deborah

srp said...

The birds have been more open with feeding their fledglings this year... blackbirds, blue jays, finch... all have fed them near the feeders.

Melanie said...

That is a hard verse, Ginny!! I'm so glad we have God to help us with this. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I just love your header picture - you sure got a great shot of his mouth open - loved it.

It is a hard verse today . . .

Regina said...

Hi Ginny, these are so cute! I thought it was a fight at first as they appear so big. That happens with my Myna's..one will actually stand on the other afterwords in order to hold him down like he's the victor!!
My son's birthday was yesterday so my time got cut off..wishing you a wonderful weekend-

Regina said...

Hey, I didn't tell you how much I like your header! Super capture here!!

Kerrie said...

No, Ginny, I did not see Josh Groban on the 4th! Sorry I did not catch that! These are amazing pictures of the "feeding", precious! hugs, Kerrie

Stacey Dawn said...

What a capture! Great job!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fun pictures - at first I thought the baby bird was angry, LOL, then I realized she's trying to eat.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great captures.That verse on the other hand is more difficult.Thanks for the reminder.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These are such cute birds :) Ready to eat

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Unconsciously punny (Scripture and Grackle)? I love the sweet and tender picture. Have a wonderful day!

LC said...

Loved pix and verses! Thanks for this glimpse of nature as I am not outside as much as lately (except for our recent camping trip!

Annie said...

Well, that was quite a ruckus. :-) Ginny, just wait til you see the picture I'm posting tomorrow. I was in an airport food court today and a little blackbird had flown into the building. He was having a lot of success scrunging up goodies from the floor.

cleffairy said...

That's a baby bird? It's so huge~ As huge as the mummy~

George said...

These are great pictures. We enjoy watching the cardinals feeding their young ones on our deck.

Fred Alton said...

I love the pictures of the adult bird feeding the baby! Amazing patience the animals (especially birds) seem to have at meeting the demands of their young. I admit, my patience would run out as a young father. That our Heavenly Father has such incredible patience with us humans is also beyond my understanding - but He does, THANK GOD!

Shanda said...

You got a great shot with the mouth open. It takes so much patience to shoot wild animals.

Ann said...

the baby looks as big as the mum.goes to show how parents love children.

Joanne said...

Oh my goodness the last quote was the verse (number) that my husband wrote on his helmet when he was in Iraq!
That picture is awesome birds are such loving moms.
Blessings, Joanne