Tuesday, September 3, 2013


One of my summer pleasures is sitting on the deck in the morning with a cup of coffee in one hand and a devotional book from a friend, in the other. I made a space on that deck that pleased me, herbs for nice smells and big leafy plants all around me. The plants are producing veggies and when I water the pots I'm surrounded with earthy smells. The sunlight traveled through the leaves of the plants and trees in lovely green hues.

A few feet away, I have a hummingbird feeder and learned quickly that they are very territorial creatures. Even though there are four spots on the feeder, those hummingbirds won't share. I am often entertained by watching the birds fight over the feeder when it would have been simpler to just enjoy the food.

There are prolong times when I won't see the hummingbirds at all, but as I've learned about their habits, I sense their presence. I hear a buzz near my ear and though I see nothing, I know a bird had flown overhead. I hear chirping noises and realize the birds are hiding in the trees. Upstairs I can see them hopping from branch to branch.
I only observed glimpses of the lives of those little birds, tiny angels or sprites flying about. I mostly hear or sense their presence. 

There is so much of our world that we don't see. We can only sense it, only glimpse what's going on, when we realize we don't ever know what's going on.