Thursday, April 16, 2015
A to Z Challenge: N is for Nests
Whether they belong to birds, squirrels, or bees, I am awed by nests and all types of creatures' instinctive ability and desire to build these elaborate, intricate, and sturdy structures.
During one especially cold and windy winter a few years ago, I thought our back yard squirrels were goners. The snow was too deep, the temperatures too low, the winds too high. Nevertheless, a few days after the storm abated, our furry friends scaled down the tree to retrieve apples and bread crumbs we'd thrown out for them. We decided their nest must have been very efficient and well-insulated, indeed.
I'm terrified of bees, but I'm fascinated by the complicated nature of their hives--the honey-comb architecture and functionality of the structures is inspiring and worthy of admiration.
It amazes me that wildlife needs no instruction in how to build these things. The behaviors are God-given and hard-wired into their natures.
If someone asked me to build a house I'd be in BIG trouble.
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. -- Luke 12:6