(Unknown author – from the Internet)
A snowstorm in the South is about as rare as a glass of unsweetened tea at a church supper. Folks around Birmingham, Ala. weren’t all that worried though. The storm was only supposed to dust the city – not even enough powder for a Southern snowman.
So when the first snowflakes began to fall, no one paid all that much attention. But then, the flakes kept falling. Before too long folks in places like Hoover and Inverness realized it was much more than a dusting. By that point, it was too late for anyone to do anything.
Icy interstates and highways soon became clogged with cars and trucks. Thousands of motorists soon found themselves stranded with nowhere to go – including many stuck on Highway 280.
Some of the most concerning (and objects of worry) are the questions of “how long will I live” and “when can I expect to die”? We all know of babies who, for some reason or another, die shortly after being born or after just a few short years of life. Yet we also know of some who live into their hundreds of years. So, what is the real answer to these questions?
Well, the answer can be deduced from Bible passages. After the fall from grace of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they were suddenly in a barren desert to fend for themselves. As part of the “curse”, they were also expected to produce children, primarily to help them to survive (helping hands) the demands of life outside the Garden.
No, I’m not selling body wash or shower stalls!
Recently I was going through some of my old recordings of the 60′s-70′s when I was a DJ and ran across the James Taylor favorite, “Shower The People You Love With Love“.
Taylor was born in Boston but grew up in North Carolina. In fact he is from Chapel Hill, and that community has honored him for his career in the music field – there is a James Taylor Bridge in that UNC city.
Humming birds are summer creatures (see the one hovering at my feeder in the photo). They fly up around May from their winter resort in Central America and stay until fall sets in – the epitome of “snow birds”. Somehow they know when the winter weather will start (as do most of God’s critters). While here they usually build nests (less than an inch in diameter) and lay two egg the size of a pea.
The hummingbird eggs will remain in the nest incubating for approximately 16-18 days before they hatch. The male does not help in the child rearing or feeding and is kept away from the nest by the female. The babies are fed from nectar and bugs regurgitated by the mother. They must feed every 20 minutes.