The Appointed Seasons

What have we here?

Turdus migratorius (Latin)

Turdidae are thrushes.

This one a Robin, a thrush that is…DSC_0051ed

a migratory bird. (migratorius)

6 of 10 things it eats are


Robins are “frugivorous,”

they eat fruit.

Robins are common.

We know their song, their color, their size.DSC_0055ed

They mark the change of season…winter to spring and fall to winter.

Robins “know” migration.

The why and the when.

Why? Consider this answer from the Bible, the book of Jeremiah. Just a warning-there is a surprise at the end. “This is what the Lord says…even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the Lord.”

Does migration work for these birds? We know the answer. Migration is appointed-by God. Following the appointed times directed by God works each season for migratory birds.

What if we followed what God has appointed? It works for birds. What if we knew the “requirements of the Lord?” Would it be better than good? In a word, absolutely. How do we know the requirements of the Lord? In two words, the Bible.DSC_0045ed

Author: davidwellis

What does a grandfather, husband, former public school teacher and Education Specialist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with many life experiences in nature do with them? A naturalist with a camera-makes outside a daily destination. My confidence is that God will guide my words, and photos. We live in a magnificent world, come and look at it with me through eyes, lens and words. To God be the glory. Current Profile Photo- Prickly Ash, the name summarizes this brushy undergrowth well. It fascinates me with its thorny branches. Seeing a vine wrapped around the trunk called for a photo.