“Make me hear joy and gladness,…”(Psalms 51:8a NKJV)
I am sure by now most of the readers here know I am a friend of Woodstock cartoons. A few days ago, he showed up in Heathcliff’s bird bath. [I follow just 5 cartoons via email from ArcaMax.com], and today, Woodstock seems to have been shopping. Maybe he was out shopping the day he landed at Garfield’s.
Woodstock visits Heathcliff
The first cartoon reminds me of how excited we birdwatchers become when a bird shows up in an area that is not its normal range. A few years back, 2014, here in Florida, many were reporting the Snowy Owl. Birds of the Bible – Snowy Owl In Florida.
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) Female in Florida 2013-2014 ©©minds-eye
But today’s order for Woodstock really tickled me:
Woodstock’s New Nest
That poor bird has problems with nest, as has been shown before. Woodstock’s High-rise Nest. Have you ever seen a nest that was in need of repairs or better yet, replacement? The Weavers trying to make nest that can be quite entertaining.
Wren nest in a Pepsi paper cup in my brother’s old refrigerator.
Lesser Masked Weaver (Ploceus intermedius) by Bob-Nan
Southern Brown-throated Weaver Working on Nest (Ploceus xanthopterus) ©WikiC
The thought of Woodstock ordering a ready made nest is funny. Maybe he received that package from Amazon, or Fed EX. Not sure where he found one, it makes for a joyful laugh. We have enough bad news in this world. I trust you also take time to chuckle now and then.
Our Salvation in the Lord does give us joy. He lets us enjoy “clean” fun.
“Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!” (Psalms 32:11 NKJV)
The Wise Owl
Tawny Fish Owl (Ketupa flavipes) by Nikhil Devasar