Friday, November 17, 2006

our new place



after the craziness of the last couple of weeks, i finally have gotten to enjoy a little bit of what Shey and I hoped for in moving out of town. this morning I got to sit and watch the morning fog move through the fields and over the mountains. I watched as the sun began to peek through the trees, casting its soft morning light onto the yard.



Better still, I watched for quite awhile as different birds moved back and forth and sang their different and varied songs. I saw for the first time (that I could recognize anyway) a Yellow-shafted Flicker, which is a type of woodpecker. It's pretty awesome to see it forage for insects in the trees, and to hear the tapping sound as it searches for food. here's a picture of what it looks like, though its not the one I saw...(hopefully for Christmas I'll get a telephoto lens so I can post some of my own pictures of birds!)

2 comments:

Tim Sean said...

Josh. Anabaptist Monk here. I was just tracking back to some of the locations that visit the site and stumbled up your piece of blog-dome. Thanks for the link. Hwere are you in relatin to Richmond. My brother lives there and a I have agood friend in youth ministry there as well.

Anywho...peace and good things. --Tim Sean Youmans

Josh said...

Hey Tim,

Great to have one of my favorite bloggers track me back to my shotty little blog!

Warrenton is about an hour and a half or two hours away from Richmond. I've got a couple of friends there too, but none in the youth pastor work...

Sorry for being slow in getting back to you. It's crunch time in seminary, and as I'm sure you are experiencing, this is the busiest time of year at church too.

Thanks for your blog...i.e. for sharing the ups and downs of life that you do there. between yours, the parish, and the mccarty's blog my wife and i have plenty of great reading, lots of laughs...and some good reasons to visit the OK sometime...

i'd love to talk some more sometime...thanks for stopping by...