Hi, I am glad that you stopped by. I have FINALLY decided to do a blog. It is not my intention to post here every day, but who knows, Lord willing, maybe I will.

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a Christian Birder. Meaning that I am a Birder in every sense of the word. I will drive three hours just to see a life bird, or walk around in the freezing cold just to catch a glimps of a Golden Eagle. I own both Sibley's and Kaufman's Field guides to my neck of the woods ( BTW, I like Ken's pictures over Sibley's drawings...but that is just me. ;-) )

What makes me different than most but not all is that I look for God and His hand in everything. Why? Because it was his love that saved me from the depths of despair that I was in as a young...er man 20 years ago. So from the moment that HE saved me, it has been my honor and duty to give God the glory in everything.

One of my favorite passages is Matthew 10.29-31 which says:

"29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

That is the comfort that I have. When I am in the midst of tough times, I have a God and a savior that knows my needs, and supplies them on a daily basis.

The other thing about me is that I am is an amateur photographer. God has given me a Nikon D300 and a Tamron 200-500mm lens to explore the world around me. But I also have a wide variety of wide angle and macro lenses that I'll pull out from time to time. I will add new pictures of His creation whenever possible. Mostly birds, but maybe an occasional other nature/scenic shot. If it looks a little distorted then click on the picture and it will open up to full size.

So again, welcome!

Now on to the Blog!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wow! My first Entry! Woo Hoo!

You know I am as optimistic as you can get, I mean I thought about joining the Optimist Club one day but I found that they were too Pessimistic! :D

But this American Pelican is more optimistic than me.
Nothing say Optimism like a Pelican on Ice!

At the beginning of last year I never even thought that Pelicans would even come up to Ohio. By the middle of the year I accepted that they fly wherever the food is. But I was totally in disbelief when it was posted on my local bird watchers list that a Pelican was seen on Grand Lake Saint Marys in February, well I just had to go get a picture.

The lake was almost completely ice covered. Except for one little spot where there was a bubbler stirring up the water. Just enough for the Pelican and Herons to feed on the Shad that had the misfortune of passing by.

At the time, the place where I work had some rumors floating around that we would be laid off, closing down and moved off to another location. This Pelican was a reminder to me that in the end, I will be alright because God will supply all of my needs. Whether I lose my job, or some other life event happens, in the end, I KNOW that I and my family will be alright and taken care of. Because God not only takes care of the Sparrows..and the Pelicans :D But he also will take care of me.

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