Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to OCTOBER!!!! My header picture this month is a beautiful Fall picture --taken from the Cherohala Skyway, TN
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I've been thinking alot this Memorial Day weekend about our country, our flag, and the soldiers (and others) who gave their lives for us and for our freedom. While reading some Memorial Day and Patriotic poems and stories on the internet, I came across this poem about our American Eagle.
THE AMERICAN EAGLE
by Helen George
Soaring above, on the currents he rides,
Watching for prey as he silently glides,
To watch him from yonder is such a delight,
As he cruises on high, resplendent in flight.
His beak is sharp, his eyesight keen,
With wings tilted down, he slowly careens,
Drifting aloft in an azure-blue sky,
In fluid motion, he passes on by.
A joy to behold whether flying or still,
A creature of God, his majesty thrills,
With freedom and joy may he always abide,
The eagle, our emblem of honor and pride.
Isn't that a neat poem?? For those of us who are 'bird lovers' --we think of the eagle as one of our most gorgeous birds. I am just so happy to think of the American Eagle as our country's emblem of honor and pride.
These are not baby American Eagles (Ha)---but are my four baby Bluebirds. My babies are about 10-11 days old. Aren't they growing like crazy???? All of the pink skin is gone --and they are even getting some BLUE in their feathers now... They are also out-growing their nest, don't you think?????
Well----whatever you are doing on this holiday weekend, remember to enjoy some of the smaller joys in life, such as the birds. This is the season that they are mating and having babies. I saw a tiny little Carolina Chickadee and a tiny Goldfinch at our feeders today. Just Precious!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend---and remember to say a prayer for all of those soldiers and others who gave their lives so that we could have the freedom we enjoy. God Bless America.