Geese Flying Over The Bay At Sunrise
In Autumn, geese instinctively fly in a V-shaped formation when they travel South for the winter. The flock all work together in unison. As each bird flaps its wings , it reduces the wind resistance of the bird behind it. Thus , each goose cuts an easier path for the one following it. This allows the geese to cover a greater distance than if each bird flew on its own. Some fly as far north as the Arctic Circle in the spring time and some fly as far south as Mexico for the winter. It is said, that they can soar as high as twenty- nine thousand feet. Wow! That is amazing!
When the lead goose gets weary , it drops back in the formation and allows another goose to fly point. The geese at the back of the formation honk to encourage those in front of them to keep going. The geese stay in perfect V- shaped formation , and not one goose is left behind.
Just as God has prepared geese for their migration , He also takes care of us as we journey through life here on earth. He did not create us to go it alone. He planned for each of us to be in relationship with Him and each other. Through His Grace we find comfort and strength, and He uses other people to love and encourage us along lives journey. We as believers are His arms to give hugs to others. We are His hands and feet and I believe we can make a difference in this world. We can pray but we can also put love and compassion into action. Faith without works is dead but works alone will never get us to where God intended us to be.( James : Chapter 2, Verses 14-25 ).
God shines His Light through His Creation which includes us as we are made in His Image. We can come along side and honk, so to speak , to encourage someone who is feeling the force of turbulence in their life. And when you are feeling the harsh wind on your face and feeling weary, drop back in the formation for a while to receive encouragement from God and others you can rely on , so you can gain the strength to keep going.
In Summary: God never intended for us to “go it alone” on our journey through life. He designed us to be carriers of His Grace to encourage one another.
Geese Taking Flight From A Farmer’s Field
Goodbye My Feathered Friends… See You In The Spring Time
It has been awhile since I last posted. I guess you could say I have been resting at the back of the formation. I haven’t been feeling quite up to par, but I am doing much better. I was out with my camera for a walk in the park today, and took a few photos of the Fall Colors. This is the first I have been out with my camera in over 3 weeks. It felt wonderful, and it was a Beautiful day with plenty of Sun, and in the low 50’s.
The photos posted in todays blog are from my archives. Some of you may have seen these photos before, and some of you for the first time.
We still have many geese in and around our area and they don’t seem to be in a big hurry to leave. I think they are still waiting on some of their friends to arrive for the long flight south. Also it hasn’t been all that cold yet. We still have not had a frost in the city I live in. I still have a few Geraniums, and Roses in my back yard also.
Well I hope to find you all well, and have a wonderful week.
Sincerely Dianne :)