Friday, September 26, 2008

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."

~George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was one forward-thinking scientist; he had a brilliant aptitude in agricultural sciences, and was responsible for myriad inventions and new products (especially related to peanuts). Too, he was a role model of the first order at a critical time...Reconstruction had been underway, which for freed slaves was full of difficulties, the boll weevil had wiped out the cotton crops, and much of white dominant Southern culture was resisting recognizing them as equals. Among his many deserved accolades, Carver inspired freed slaves to become self-sufficient, educated, and motivated. One of the Tuskegee Institute's finest, he.

And in line with his wonderful quote above, I spent a little time just watching the hummers's all too easy to get caught up in the frenetic pace of life, especially with our gas pumps still dry and now Washington Mutual biting the dust with a thundering thud. Ugh. Just didn't feel 'led' to dive into the news dumpster for my usual 'Fried Fridays'. Don't need the toxins right now.

Life at the sugar feeder has been a bit busier, what with the cooler temperatures in place. Soon these wee ones will wing their way south to a warmer clime, but knowing them I will look forward to their return next spring.

The Nuthatch (bottom) will stay with me, of course...the suet feeder will get more and more attention from its kin as winter sets to watch them run head first down tree trunks. With today's rains and winds, I'm thinkin' I'll keep the camera indoors today...

TGIF, y'all!

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