Consider the Lilys

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, oh ye of little faith? Luke 12:27,28

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Recipe of the Month

                                                White Cloud Tortilla
           
                                          Serves 1
1 flour tortilla
 butter
cinnamon
brown sugar
handfull white chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat a skillet on med. Lightly butter skillet, lay tortilla on till hot, flip, them spinkle with brown sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkle white chocolate chips on one side, fold in half. Lightly brown both sides. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Carolina Chickadee

                                   Genisis 1:20 KJV
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
     
    The Carolina Chickadee is an amazing little bird. They are found throughout the southeastern United States.  About 5 in from beak to tail, they are small and very adgile, often hanging upside down to eat. I have watched them hang upside down on sweet gum balls to get the seeds out. They are frequent visitors to feeders and quite benificial to have around as they also eat insects.
 
 Sometimes they are confused with the very similar Black Capped Chickadee, especialy where the ranges overlap.  The Carolina Chickadee is slightly smaller and the Black Capped more brown with white edging on its wings. However they do hybridize and can confuse even the experts.
    The Carolina Chickadee nests in cavitys. Hollows left by other birds, nest boxes or hollow trees. If the wood is soft enough the pair may dig their own hollow.  They prefer nests 4 to 15 ft off the ground. The nest is made with moss and lined with feathers, fur,  grass, and other soft materials such as thistle down. The female then lays anywhere from 5 to 8 eggs, with an average of 6, and icubates them for about 2 weeks. The eggs are white with rust colored spots. The male feeds her during the incubaton period and continues to feed her and the chicks for the first couple of days after they hatch. Then both parents feed the chicks till they fledge 2-3 weeks later.
    Carolina Chickadees do not migrate. They live in the same place all year long. They are alot of fun to watch, so set up a feeder and enjoy the wonderous beauty of God's creation.

                                

Upcoming

I am going to start featuring birds and plants once a week if posible starting today.  I hope you will enjoy.