The Sparrow’s Song

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “A Day For Blankets 120220” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The deep cold of the polar vortex pulls North America back to the Pleistocene. Each tiny snowflake glistens like a gemstone in the odd sunbeam that breaks through the low clouds. I watch from the window and listen to the tiny song sparrow that huddles somewhere in the deep cover of a hemlock thicket. He doesn’t complain. In spite of his tiny size he doesn’t seem to be bothered by cold. If the weather is nice he thanks God in song for the sunshine. When the rain comes he thanks God for worms that come up from the ground. And when it’s cold he thanks God for the shelter of the thick branches. His heart seems to made of fire and he warms himself from within. He is unseen by man but God doesn’t blink. God knows his every need and has provided it ahead of time. A few strips of bark and twigs along with down that the breeze brings in and the little sparrows are warm and cozy the cold north wind breaks through the mountains. And here am I in my own home nested beneath the quilts and pillows hiding from the frosty gale. And still my own heart is warmed by the sparrow’s song of gratitude. It is clear to me that my needs are met as well.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.


I am adding additional social media to my network. Eventually, I’ll be leaving Facebook behind for a multitude of reasons. Even though the Lloyd’s Lens Photography page is strictly non-political I have been restricted from interacting with followers with no explanation for why. But it’s not just that. For years now Facebook has throttled content providers in general. They encourage us to grow our audience and then want to sell us back the access to them. In addition, they collect and sell the data from our interaction. So Facebook has become an entanglement of thorns. In response I have created the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe. We can still interact directly on the blog but starting today I’ll be looking for more platforms that respect the privacy of my followers and don’t limit who gets to see the post.

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7 thoughts on “The Sparrow’s Song

  1. Enjoyed your story about the song sparrow. It is amazing how small birds stay warm in winter. Noticed you called the snow gemstones. I always call the sparkle diamonds in the snow. Stay warm and cozy!

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  2. Hi! Praise God for you!

    I love this photo and what you shared to go with it. Thank you very much. It touched my heart. God is so very good to us. He has blessed me with your photography and sentiments.

    Have a wonderfully blessed day in Him. Stay warm.

    Because of Jesus, Cindy Fox ________________________________

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    1. Thank you very much ♥️😊!

      I think that God helped me write that one 🙏. I was writing about the Sparrow outside my window and God moved me to remind people that his eyes were on the Sparrow. And of course He said that we worth many Sparrows to him. Something that people tend to forget is that God holds his children as sacred to him.


  3. Beautiful photo and post. MeWe has been on my “check this out” list for a while. I have not gotten around to it. I agree with you 100% about FB. If only my entire family and friends list would vacate it along with me (when I do).

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    1. Thank you Chandra ♥️

      I’m creating a MeWe guide page on my website and it’s about 75% done. I’m sure that I’ll be making minor adjustments to it but once it’s published I’ll be adding a link to it on each blog post for a while. In the meantime, I’m allowing content creators ( or anyone with a positive message ) to post links on the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe. Eventually I’d like to create a separate nexus for content providers to interact with the public. If I could work on it 24/7 I’d do this on multiple platforms and have some consistency throughout all of them.

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