>My inspiration came this week as I was viewing 16 inches of new snow. A loud sharp boom that sounded like my hunting rifle had me scrambling to the floor and then look at all 12 windows in our great room. One of two picture windows was broke in three pieces on the outside pane. Outside on the deck lay a ruffled grouse just sitting in the snow. I went outside and she never moved but her head was up but her neck was broken, she would never fly again, and we were minus a big window.
the very next day another grouse flew into another window from another side of the house with the same result…found another dead grouse and a broken window. I figure there are 22 more windows to go in the house not counting the small side and door windows.
We live in the woods where we see deer, bear, grouse, and hear the wolves howl at night. I didn’t know why this has only happened one other time in 17 years and then two in one day? I went into the woods to gain a grouse view point. I took one look at the windows and all I saw was the reflection of the woods in our windows. I guess they thought they were flying over our small yard area and into another woods.What a deadly perspective!
I would like to blog some of my personal stories which have helped me gain helpful perspectives in my life. One look at the evening news and it’s not hard to see that there are many people with deadly perspectives as well. Wrong choices can lead to multiple trashed lives. My relationship with nature from wilderness adventures, my friends, church, family, and my personal walk with God have given me plenty of object lessons. I hope they will be of interest and possibly of help for your growth as well.
2 thoughts on “>Crazy Ruffled Grouse by Gary Fultz”
>Hey Gary,Welcome to the blogosphere. I look forward to reading more posts from you. Save me some grouse stew!Leary
>Gary,Sorry to hear about your broken windows…but it is a wonder how God provides for our daily necessities such as food for our well being. I enjoyed reading this story with its analogies. Be blessed my brother.Ken