Spring is an exciting time here at Purely Living Wellness and in Jesse's Oasis.
As the weather warms it invites me to sit in the oasis in the mornings once again for a time of reflection and prayer. It is also a time that bids much work as the I love to prepare the oasis and garden for people to enjoy when they visit the wellness center.
The best part of the spring invitation to enjoy the outdoors is welcoming back the feathered wonders that God has created for us to enjoy.
The first week in May the Baltimore oriole male arrived, and my daughter has seen his golden yellow mate arrive shortly after. The next week our pair of Rose Breasted Grosbeaks arrived - this pair was a favorite for my husband Jesse to see. On May 15 or so we can expect to see the ruby-throated hummingbirds...and today was that day. It was a MAGICAL MOMENT!
I was watering the transplants placed into a berm with the shower connection on the hose. A brilliant male ruby-throat (photo borrowed from Cornell does not due justice) was instantly attracted to the water. He hovered near but the water spray would have been too much (from experience I know they love to flit and frolic in a light mist). So he did something unexpected...he STOPPED and alighted onto a hosta leaf within an arm's reach. Unnerved by my near presence he sipped from the droplets of water on the leaf. It was such a God-moment for me to have such a near encounter. I could just see Jesse smiling down from heaven, and saying "I had Him do that just for you." Thank you my darling - oh how I miss you as this was our favorite time of year for birding together!
Last week we had another uncommon visitor to our bird feeder...the Indigo Bunting. Between it and the Scarlet Tanager I am hard pressed to choose which is more magnificent in glorious color. Our son Kyle spotted it first from his bedroom window ...it likes to feed on the ground at our bird feeders, where a naughty racoon has outsmarted our baffle system, wrecked the suet feed, and removed the base from one of the tube feeders - spilling black oil sunflower all over the ground. At any rate...the birds are cleaning it up, and I am sure the moles will be as soon as the ground warms.
Guests to Purely Living Wellness are welcome to sit a spell in the Oasis. It truly is a place of peace and an energy that comes from a Creator who loves each and every one of us unconditionally. Fifteen minutes relaxes, drains away stress and rejuvenates the mind as one breathes in the organic fresh air, absorbs the frequencies of bird song and eyes rest upon the richness of creation.
May you be well and well-loved,