Recently saw this magnificent bird; Anihinga drying his body in the heights of green shrubbery. Initially only saw a black spot and then zoomed in. This lil guy has his blue eye on; only present during mating season, ah yes that’s right it’s spring! Sometimes forget this as we live in lush Florida, delineated season’s are not part of my habitat and spring can be an oversight, however, not today. Regrowth is everywhere.
Inspection of this photo reveals the sun in his eyes. It was early morning and only now I see the beauty that was captured. What an amazing species. So thankful they wern’t fearful and didn’t fly off.
It’s a bit chilly today, the birds are a bit puffy looking and even the Tri Color Heron has dipped low in the water but this didn’t prevent him from catching a meal!
One strike and this little minnow was fueling another cycle in life
This is why I love to spend time in nature, a portal opens and for a moment we are allowed to spy heaven on earth. Reflective of a realistic balance.
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barns; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are then birds! – Luke 12:22-24
Oliver Burkeman said it well; “there’s something fundamental, something transformative, about spending time in wild nature”. Everywhere on the trail nature was demonstrating the art of pedagogy, the process of living wildly while reflecting balance. Eat, drink and LIVE!
They find a place to live, procreate and raise their young and instinctively keep them from harm as best they can. Again was so thankful I wasn’t considered a threat and was able to view this vulnerable family; Moorhen with her young.
Another day spent in nature where it’s demonstrated once again, needs are definitely met as the cycle of life continues! All you have to do now is recognize your value and the magic of living and loving….wildly.