A/Z Theme - Sights and Sites of Arizona
Q - Quail
Okay, hands up. Who thought I was going to use quail for the letter Q?
My regular readers were subjected to my fascination of quail over the past year. I think 75% of my posts had to do with them. Couldn't get enough of watching them invade our back yard area when we lived in Prescott and eat the seed we would scatter for them.
I followed a family of originally 16 or 17 baby quail; at the end before we moved I would see up to 15 of them at a time. It was always a thrill when they came to visit; never got tired of watching them.
I called the year we were in Prescott the "year of the quail". They truly did entertain me a lot (and I can't tell you how many countless pictures taken of them).
Now that we are in Phoenix with a closed in back yard, I'm 100% sure we won't see the quail as we saw them up in Prescott.
Here is my final (I promise) quail entry. Its what I learned from watching them over that year. This was something I wrote a few months back:
I look at the quail and I see the knowledge You have given them.
they know to flee in danger, can we learn from them?
They quickly scamper away - they don't look back
They find shelter under a bush
They patiently stay there until it is safe to go
Whoever or however the "all clear" is sent, they trust and get moving again.
Like the quail we
must quickly get away from danger (temptation)
and not look back
We must find shelter (in God, His Word, His promises)
We must patiently wait for God's timing
No matter how long we must wait
When He tells us it is time to move, to act, to do
We must quickly do so
Trusting in him
Thank you Lord for lessons learned from your creatures you have created.
What is your favorite bird?