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.
After a number of months (8 to be specific) this site has been down following an attack by a major virus. It took some time to locate and eradicate the offending “code” but all that has been done, a new “Theme” has been used and we are 95% operational at this point.
Several articles of importance that would normally have been on this site were temporarily displayed on the Danny True site. Those have now been ported back here where they belong. Since its inception as a “blog” site, we have shown around 200 individual articles from in-house as well as from outside contributors. All those have been saved and are now available under “Archives of Posts”.
It’s been 10 years since the Columbia Space shuttle vehicle broke into pieces upon re-entry over Texas, killing all aboard. I was one year into retirement from the Kennedy Space Center; it was an emotional time for all.
Among the crew members was Ilan Ramon, a Colonel in the IAF, the aerial arm of the IDF (Israeli Defence Force). He was the first astronaut from Israel.
(inspired by Sue New)
Times are rough. We see turmoil all around; between nations, violence here at home, unusual “natural” events and devastation & unrest wherever we turn. And, during times like these many question: “where is God?“.
There are theologians, members of academia and others who try to answer this question with their complicated, complex explanations. Somehow, though, they never seem to give clear, definitive answers. Well, like most things, the answer can be found in His “book”.