Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Those pesky thoughts. As life goes on, everyday, memories are made. Focus on the good ones. Nothing good comes from focusing on negative stuff. Give nothing and no one power enough to ruin your day!
We battled snow & getting to where we are and now we will be doing the same on our return. Focus on the good while staying focused on the present…en theos ††† jim
I am in the midst of a terrific read, Die Empty by Todd Henry. I am absolutely loving this book, but it forces you to take a look at your aimless tendencies and to find and close the loopholes through which you allow your true purpose to slip through.
I want to be like this much smaller Redwing Blackbird who was just tearing the heck out of the Blue Heron for being in his territory. In the animal kingdom you kind of don’t have a 911 or a way to file a grievance when someone tries to move into your space.
What are you aspiring towards on behave of others?
What will you stand for today?
What will you refuse to compromise on, no matter what?
What will determine your terms of engagement?
What do you know you should be doing, but have been ignoring?
These seemingly simple questions just have me frozen. I’m having a hard time facing up to truthfully answering them. They make me feel weak and a bit like a wimp.
So, what are you standing for today? Share some answers with me, it might help to empower me and find my purpose…. en theos ††† jim
I can relate to this Great Blue Heron having a pest on his back. At least he can see what is bothering him. I keep hauling the weight of things that I can not even see. Yet they feel very real, even if I can’t put my eyes on them or not quite identify them.
Help me when I have a monkey on my back while on my journey††††nada te turbe†††††jim
Turf wars at Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico.This Great Blue Heron landed in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite the over-whelming size disadvantage; agility, speed and persistence won out for this Red Wing blackbird and the Heron was forced off his perch. It took a a few rounds,but the little guy won in the end.Be persistent on your journey†††nada te turbe††††††jim
via Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #303.
Turf wars at Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico.
This Great Blue Heron landed in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite the over-whelming size disadvantage; agility, speed and persistence won out for this Red Wing blackbird and the Heron was forced off his perch. It took a a few rounds,but the little guy won in the end.
Be persistent on your journey†††nada te turbe††††††jim
BRUSH, RINSE, GARGLE, SPIT, REPEAT….
I know I said I would post a regal image of the Great Blue Heron, but why do that when he is such a clown….
Sometimes you got to appear to be a clown on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim
We found this Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) at the “Beaver” pond near Rio Grande Campground in Big Bend National Park. He was a bit shy at first and moved twice before landing in a spot that could not have been better if I had asked him to pose.
I got a lot of images showing his elegant grace and poise, but I had to laugh when I saw this one. And to think he could do all this movement on one foot.
I will post a regal one in the future, but had to share….
Laugh at yourself on your journey†††nada te turbe…..jim
We had seen this Great Blue Heron several times on our walk north of Alpine. He never allowed us to get too close. Most often he would take flight before we saw where he was perched. In checking the bird maps, Alpine is at the very northern extreme of his winter habitat. I am most assured that with the 20 degree temps and the snow & ice, he has headed on down Mexico way.
The Great Blue Heron is one impressive bird. This one’s wing span was about 40 inches. Lot of lift has to be generated by these wings.
I was looking through my photos of him from from a week ago and I found this file of him. He was pretty small on the image, but it was sharp and looked pretty nice after some cropping and noise reduction software. Sometimes you don’t know what you have, a familiar refrain of mine.
Be aware of what you find on your journey††nada te turbe†††jim