Will it be survival of the fittest or of the most diligent seeker?

Nobody’s very happy about it. When a bear and her cub found their way into our back yard last week, I knew it was past time to put away the bird feeders for the summer. But you should see the looks I’ve been getting…

1-Junco

 

Jay

 

Flicker

 

Grosbeak

 

Thrush

Sorry guys, but this lunch counter is closed for the season. There’s lots of nibblies out there, but you’re going to have to find them for yourselves.

 

Squirrel
Ah, c’mon now, it’s not that bad. After all, the one who’s responsible for the sudden closure managed to find an acceptable alternative.

9-BearGrass

If there’s to be any kind of writing application in this, I’d say it has something to do with accepting that there’s no free lunch along the road to publication. We simply have to knuckle down and put in the work ourselves.

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Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.

Genesis 1:29-30

 

He has given food and provision to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever and imprint it [on His mind].

Psalm 111: 5

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5 thoughts on “Will it be survival of the fittest or of the most diligent seeker?

  1. elderfox says:

    Aahhhhh…”They” have certainly expressed their feelings :)
    Love it!

  2. S. Etole says:

    The squirrel appears to be praying that you will have a change of heart.

  3. Carol says:

    The birds continue to fly in and out, or settle on the railing below where the bird feeders once hung. I feel badly for them, but if I have to choose between confusing them or attracting bears to my deck, I’ll remain hard-hearted! Fortunately there’s no shortage of natural food around, plus other neighbours still have bird feeders out. (They think the feeders are inaccessible to the bears, but it frustrates me because that keeps the bears in the area.)

  4. I love how you turn things around and connect them to our craft. You’re so right. There are no free lunches. Love the looks you received.

  5. You’ve got some birds there I’ve never seen before. Can’t they posse up and drive the bears out?

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