Monday, February 17, 2014

A Precious Winter Day

There were no
birds singing
 
There were no
flowers blooming
 
The trees were
bare on this
cold, dreary morning.
 
I was sipping on
my morning coffee.
 
I asked God,
"please bring me
one of your beautiful
creatures so I
can take a picture
of it."
 
A short while later,
to my surprise,
a hummingbird appears
right in front of me.
 
 
It's such a small bird,
yet brings BIG
smiles every time
I see it,
especially that day.
 
 
 
The hummingbird,
a perfect gift. 
  
 
~Sheri

36 comments:

Barbara Lilian said...

Love your sweet little Humming bird. I would love him to come and sit & sing in my trees, I've never seen one they're not common to my area.
I hope you'll see lots of other beautiful creatures where you live.
Enjoy your week.

Susie said...

Well, that just proves God is listening. I love hummingbirds too. They are precious to me. Blessings for a wonderful week Sheri. xoxo,Susie

Sonia said...

Hey, A perfect bird at the right time to rejuvenate your senses.Thanks for sharing your well prepared and presented posts. Shall look forward to your next post. Have a wonderful week ahead. Take care.
Thanks & Regards, Sonia!!!

TARYTERRE said...

What a sweet gift on a dreary day.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

An answer with wings....God does the most miraculous things my friend. This has happened to me many times and I still don't know how to write about it, but you did a beautiful job of it right now. MUCH LOVE TO YOU!

tinttarus said...

We have loving, caring, listening Father, who gives us gifts just when we need it.
What a lovely bird!
I sometimes whisper to God: please give me some little thing, that shows me You are just now beside me. And then there might be just a tiny light on the sky or a sound of bird telling me: I´m here. Our God is amazing!!
Blessings to you♥

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow what a beautiful little hummingbird! These are really some awesome shots :)

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

That is so sweet Sheri. The hummingbird is precious and your pictures capture that. Have a beautiful day!
XOXO Mary

sweetvintageofmine said...

God is an awesome God! Even asking for the smallest request, he wants to make his children happy. The older I get I appreciate the birds...they are peaceful to watch. Your little hummingbird was just for you! Blessings~~~Roxie

Nely said...

Ohh dear Sheri,so lovely hummingbird..
Thank you for such a beautiful post!
Hugs
Nely

Mary Smither said...

Sherri, your prayers were answered!

Beautiful photo!

Things and Thoughts said...

So touching this post Sherri, with soul and strengh! Your photos are full of beauty and tenderness!
God bless you!
Love, Olympia

syros2js said...

So... it's what we call "your wish is my command!"
;-)
Amazing bird!
Beautiful photos!!!
Kisses, my friend!

Tulla and Catie said...

I love hummingbirds! They are so cute and I saw them for the first time on my honeymoon trip many years ago in California. We stopped in a restaurant where there were many of them on the terrace "singing a song for us". It was sooo lovely and I did not know these birds until the owner told us. I have never forgotten them. Thanks for sharing this with us :).
Hugs, Barbara

Merlesworld said...

He is a sweet little bloke.
Merle.......

Patricia said...

Oh, how sweet and adorable is the little bird, one of God's special creatures. I have never seen one, but I'd really like to :)

Sola Scriptura said...

Amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing :)

Susie Swanson said...

He sure is listening. He brought you a beautiful treasure. Hugs and love, xo

NanaDiana said...

What an absolutely PERFECT gift. We don't have them here-except in summer. Gorgeous- xo Diana

White Lace and Promises said...

A hummingbird in winter? This had to be a God-send. Beautiful!

Audrey said...

Great pictures of the hummingbird. Have not seen any here in Texas as yet. Some usually winter here, but I think they went someplace else this winter.Thanks for visiting Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.

Shell said...

Hearting your hummingbird post and poetry Sheri xoxo

Barbara said...

I've only seen a hummingbird in the Zoo :( Lovely poem to match your beautiful images.

Love,
B.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Awww... That's so nice. May you have a blessed week dear friend.

Blessings,

Aida

Stephanie said...

What a precious humming bird, dear Sheri :) And I love how it was brought right to you to have its picture taken :)

Thinking of you and wishing you a beautiful day! Hugs!

Rosita Vargas said...

Amo los pàjaros mi jardìn està lleno de gorriones y muchos nidos con huevos espero pronto el nacimiento de muchos,el trinar en las mañanas es maravilloso,lindo poema,abrazos.

Mary Timmers said...

Sheri,

Don't you love answers from God right when you ask? Isn't He great and what He made beautiful? So encouraging!

Love,
Mary

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Ask and you shall receive.. and what a beautiful bird sent from above. I adore hummingbirds.
Enjoy your evening, and thank you for sharing the beautiful photos.
blessings,
Penny

Kristie Franklin said...

How cool is that! God must have thought you needed to see one of his special creatures. I have seen a lot of Bluebirds of late and a Robin. They perch themselves upon my fence and I can watch them in the morning while drinking my coffee.

It is starting to get really nice here. The grass is starting to turn green and I've been digging in the dirt getting ready to plant some perennials in the next couple of weeks. The pollen count is starting to climb, Oak and Juniper. I've been seeing yellow pollen on everything.

I hope you have a great week Sheri and I'm glad Mr. Hummingbird came along to brighten your day!

hi-d said...

Ohhhh I love this Sheri. What a serendipity from The Lord! You and I both have a love of birds. Those little hummingbirds are just amazing too. I remember seeing a program about them once ... Don't remember the details but I recall that their wings do a circle eight pattern at amazing speeds. I've got to clean out my bird feeder and get some fresh nectar in there. Thanks for the reminder.

xoxo
Heidi

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello my darling friend! Well, I am going to tell about the miracles thst happen in a blog post, when I can figure out how to say it!!! Tx for dropping by, anita

I am typing off of a tablet snd there sre msny mistakes!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Dear Sheri,
I am behind on my comments.
I posted about visits of birds again to my place..
Your humming bird is so beautiful.. What a delight for it to arrive . Birds are so shy, very clever too.
I like it when they visit.
Wishing you a good week val x

Riitta Sinikka said...

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miss b said...

Hummingbirds are the sweetest birds and so beautiful too. You have managed to capture this one so well in your lovely photos. I hope your week is going well!
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Sandy said...

Wow! A joyful hummingbird in answer to your prayer. You got some great shots. Hello my old friend. Just wanted to drop in and say hello.

Palomasea said...

This is the miracle you wrote about, dear Sheri...I'm sorry that I'm so late to see this!
Isn't that amazing??? A magical hummingbird just for you...ask and you shall receive... :)
Love to you,
- Irina