But the next morning, guess who I saw perching proudly on the bird feeder! Our new young Cooper's Hawk who has made several unsuccessful passes through the bird feeding area lately. He certainly is beautiful and circles the house so gracefully in large swoops. He passes through the area only about 15 feet from the patio window and has even flown under the patio cover.
This was taken through the patio window and from behind the curtain. I didn't dare move or I would never have got this shot.
....and then I went to see what happened to the dove. The picture below tells the story. Sad, but there it is. I guess the hawks have to live too.
On a happier note, just look at these beautiful grasses that are planted in the city's parking lot by the baseball diamond. They are beautiful -- so feathery and frothy and this is only part of the display throughout the parking lot.
(The Lord says...)"I will put My laws into their hearts and in their minds I will write them." Rather than having to learn and obey all the minute laws as they are written in the Old Testament in order to earn salvation, God says that we will know in our hearts what is right or wrong . Whether we choose to do what is right is another story. So He sent Jesus to be the free gift of sacrifice for our sins (if we want Him to be) and the Holy Spirit to guide us into choosing to do right (if we want to do it).