The Beauty Of Diversity

When I go outside and stand in my backyard, I have the blessing of being surrounded by a colorful variety of birds.

I see Blue Jays with their brilliant mixture of clouds and sky, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers boasting bold reds and checkerboard designs.



I see Brown Thrashers robed in rich creams and coppers, and Mockingbirds garbed in subtler shades of gray.

thrasher mockingbird

And I see Nuthatches with their blacks and whites woven seamlessly together in a pattern of perfection.


I look at these birds and think there are lessons to be learned, for surely God loves diversity.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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13 Responses to The Beauty Of Diversity

  1. Jill Kuhn says:

    Beautiful and such a good message for today with all this violence going on. ❤️

  2. Jodi says:

    what a lovely life lesson from you and your birds 🙂

  3. aussiebirder says:

    Yes Kathy God is the God of Unity with Diversity, which is how family, church and community works. It is the very heart of God to give each creation it’s very own unique expression but only to make up an important piece in the jigsaw of community life, so that each one of His Creatures has an important contribution and is loved.

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Lovely analogy, Kathy, and one more people should take to heart!

  5. Love your post, Kathy!!! Wonderful pictures – as always – and a beautiful message. I wish there would be more people realizing it! Have a wonderful weekend!!! 🌞

  6. Yes. Thank you. Amen times a thousand.

  7. Little Voice says:

    Yes, what a great analogy.

  8. Sheila Moss says:

    Good point. We can learn a lot from observing nature.

  9. Carol says:

    Great photos! I love birds – especially blue jays. 🙂

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