Recently I shared that I was grieving the loss of a very dear friend - my Trumpet Vine Tree. Story told here. I have been pleasantly happy to find that I have other "friends" here at my new house.
One morning about two weeks ago as I was sleeping in - or trying to sleep in - my dog Dodger and I heard a knock knock knock . . . tap tap . . . knock . . . tap . . . then it stopped and we went back to sleep.
A few days later I walked by the laundry room and something red caught my eye! There outside the window sat a red bird? a cardinal? Now I'm not a bird watcher - have never cared for birds particularly. Don't want one in my house. I thought to myself - hmmm - - - that IS where I heard the knocking and tapping coming from??
Next day at work I talked with a co-worker and told her about the strange noise and the bird sighting. She exclaimed, "That's what red birds do! They are known for knocking on windows!"
Sure enough - now every day since - I will be at work in the kitchen or blogging in the living room OR trying to sleep in and again I will hear knock knock and tap tap. I have even seen the bird in action. I pictured the pretty red thing knocking with it's beak from the branch it perches on, but not so! I saw the bird fly to the window and kerwham knock knock . . tap tap. So I am not sure if that is how the bird knocks or if the bird thinks he is flying through air (A compliment to my clean windows?) Either way I have become accustomed to this new little friend.
I write about this to say that I find it awesome to serve a great big God who once again has cared enough to send me something new to marvel at. I have mentioned that I have roses now - that was the first big surprise. Having a "bird" friend is the second big surprise.
I'm asking all of you my readers (I say that cuz I like to pretend I have a following) to help me name my friend the bird. I'd appreciate any information about the bird pictured below. Which brings me to my addendum to this story: I cannot catch the bird to take his picture! I hear the familiar knocking and I grab the Ipad to take a great shot - but 9 out of 10 tries the minute I step into the room - he hops back to a branch that is partially hidden. Does he see me??
Hopefully better pictures will follow. In the meantime, Clay and I plan to study up on what they eat. Blessings found in new discoveries in a new place and God's nature - a bird.