Monday, August 24, 2009

Count Your Blessings Monday!!

Here is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in our lives. If you would like to take part great. If not that is OK too. If you would like to share your blessing, just leave it in the comments. If you want to use the picture above and list a blessing on your own site, then leave a URL to your site in the comments. There is no pressure here. I just know that I am incredibly blessed and I would like to share that and give thanks to Him who all blessing come from. This is a way that we can encourage one another. I know that I am often encouraged when someone shares a blessing with me. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

There is a stone quarry/gravel pit we go by fairly often. One day about 2 years ago, I saw what looked like an eagle sitting on the bank of one of the quarry lakes. It WAS an eagle. I was thrilled. I did not have my camera with me though. The next week in the paper, there was an article about this eagle. So, I tried to be faithful to have my camera with me whenever we went that way. We would see the nest off in the distance, or the eagle flying off in the distance, but nothing good enough to get a picture of. I did see the eagle a bit closer a couple of times, but those were the couple of times I did not have my camera. :( Well persistance has paid off. My blessing this week is that I saw the eagle fairly close and I had my camera.

Here is one of the hills at the gravel pit. See the tiny speck on the top left? :)

Here you can see the speck a bit better. So, I zoomed in closer...

There he is!!!!! I tried zooming in a bit closer...

Here he is in all his splendor. I call him Liberty. I think his "official" name is Fred or something like that.

I am thrilled that the Lord allowed me to get the camera shots of this magnificent bird.


Regina said...

how beautiful, what a BLESSING!

Sharri said...

He's gorgeous! Very regal!
Glad you had your camera when you saw him this time! :)

Sharri said...

We started our new homeschool year today, so, that is what I am thankful for today!
The freedom to homeschool!