Nesting, a Heartfelt Goodbye, and Great News! by janetb

Nesting, a Heartfelt Goodbye, and Great News!

Ha! Mike removed a Robin’s nest from atop one of the porch columns recently, but this Robin is back at it. And not just one but TWO columns now have muddy grasses clinging to the spikes put there to deter this very thing. When I stepped out onto the upper porch this morning to peer over the rail at the pond — that’s when I caught this Robin red-handed. So to speak. I actually love Robins for their red-breasted beauty; often comical, tenacious personalities; and of course, their cheerful song — “Cheer, cheerily! Cheer, cheerily!”

I praise you, Lord, for this beautiful, busy Robin.


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
- Philippians 4:8

With this, my 365th picture, I come to the end of my third 365 Project. I began inspired by Philippians 4:8; and I finish thankful for the 365 pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy gifts I had the opportunity to think about and photograph.

And this one? Extra special. I had prayed to find a subject for my last picture that would glorify Him, and this does — in more ways than meet the eye. While thinking (and admittedly stressing a bit) about finding today’s subject and rushing to get downstairs and out the door for a walk with my camera, I suddenly felt inclined to take a few minutes to peer over the upper porch rail to the pond below. Still focused on today's picture, I thought perhaps the spectacular Japanese Maples overhanging the water might make a good subject? Then a Robin landed in the hickory. Unenthused and fighting my desire to get going on that walk, I reluctantly went for my camera and back to the porch. I found the tree empty. A quote I came across earlier this morning then popped into my head — good things come to those who wait — so I took a seat in a rocking chair. A few minutes later, the Robin returned and I knew. No need to rush out the door for that walk. I had an answered prayer before me — this time with a beak-full of grasses so I wouldn't miss it.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
- Ephesians 3:20-21

This project serves as a powerful reminder of the gifts He has so graciously given me.


Sincere thanks to all who have viewed, commented on, and faved my pictures. ♥ I'm so grateful for your support and encouragement. You lifted me up! Please know that you will remain in my thoughts and that I will certainly be peeking in on your beautiful projects now and then. Goodbye for now! It's time to go enjoy preparing to be a grandma for the first time!!! :)
Great capture with building materials on beak. Love dof
May 8th, 2020  
Fabulous capture
May 8th, 2020  
That is a fantastic animated shot.
May 8th, 2020  
so sweet! great capture
May 8th, 2020  
super sweet
May 8th, 2020  
Great shot
May 8th, 2020  
@janetb will you be continuing? starting a new 365 project? I'd love to follow you if you do (so I've hit follow on this).
May 9th, 2020  
great capture, I like
May 9th, 2020  
Great capture. I have truly enjoyed your project and the Christian perspective you put to it
May 9th, 2020  
Marvelous, definitely God-given "final" photo. Fav Hope you will be back eventually, Janet, but the season ahead of you as a grandma will be so awesome! Congratulations and God speed!
May 9th, 2020  
An incredible shot. Fav
May 9th, 2020  
Janet, this is such a beautiful and God filled way to finish your project. I have so enjoyed the ways God lights up your life and the manner in which you notice and honour this. I love the photo you have chosen to end your project with and it is heart warming to learn that as your project ends, that new life is stirring. May your transition into becoming a Grandma be smooth and warming, may you relish in the delight of a new era and may your new grandchild be blessed with a good way of life and a good way of living. Take care, Stay safe and keep enjoying each moment.
May 9th, 2020  
Excellent capture and great timing. I will miss your beautiful shots, Janet. I wish you health and happiness and yes, please stop in when you get a chance. Take care.
May 9th, 2020  
How perfectly beautiful, this robin who is preparing her nest, just as your family will be preparing a 'nest' for its newest member. Congratulations on that new blessing in your lives, and for the completion of your 365 goal.
May 9th, 2020  
Love this capture! fav
May 10th, 2020  
It has taken me a while to catch up with your last photo Janet. I have learned so much from following your project - not only in your beautiful way with the camera but in your attitude of gratitude and thankfulness. I have enjoyed getting to know you through glimpses of your day and your surroundings and our exchanges. Thank you so much, and I wish you a happy year with the arrival of your first grand child. Hope to see you back some time.
May 14th, 2020  
Really cool kind of attitudinal shot for me.
June 5th, 2020  
June 17th, 2020  
I just returned to 365 and noticed that you have finished your project just as I got the inspiration to return. I will have to check your previous photos, and I hope that you enjoy immensely your time with your first grandchild! May all of your family be blessed with abundant health and happiness.
July 20th, 2020  
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