Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Kites

Every spring I look for kites.  Kites really mark the true arrival of spring.

No not that kind of kite, the hawk kind of kite.  Though those other kind of kites are spring harbingers too, especially in a few countries like Afghanistan.  I recall being on the lookout for kites in Afghanistan, and not being disappointed.  But I digress...

If you will look outside this spring, keep an eye skyward for Mississippi kites.  They are very pretty birds as they soar effortlessly through the sky.   They don't show up around here until spring.  By late fall they will be migrated elsewhere.  You will see them perched on occasion, if you pay close attention. They look like pigeons, only sleeker, and with an attitude.  In flight their tail is squared off.

In Africa, the yellow-billed kite was the spring kite.  They were much larger than the Mississippi version, and much more common.

Birds are Marvelous creatures.  When G^d allowed birds to "evolve" he had a LOT of changes to make to land-dwellers, and many of these had to come simultaneously (another reason I can't accept evolution as a scientific hypothesis).  A bird must be light, with good endurance, and they have a one-way pass-trhough respiratory system (in contrast to our in-and-out respiration).

Next time you see a bird, kite or otherwise, recognize G^d's invisible attributes.

Romans 1: 2020 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

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