F.R.O.G. And the message?

© EEC My beautiful daughter took this picture

It’s the strangest thing, every time I hear a croaking I can NEVER see a frog! My husband said “Honey that isn’t a frog croaking, that’s a Gator”  OK so his comment totally freaked me out. Grew up in Connecticut where hunting frogs was a fun thing to do. Today it was a good thing I didn’t rummage through those weeds to get the “frog” picture!

Green Cay Wetlands; Delray Beach Florida

Sure enough we did spy one far away in the floating algae. As we got closer the “croaking” sounded deep and more like a lion’s roar.  Ever look into a Gator’s eyes? They are mesmerizing, this one almost looks “innocent”… curious. I think we both were.

However an alligator’s brain weighs only 8 grams, or one-half a tablespoon. This lack of brain power means there is no such thing as a “nice alligator”.  If it’s hungry, an alligator will eat anything that moves. Pets and children who wander near any alligator pond are frequent victims of this instinctive behavior.  Did you know . . . (take this quiz!)

  • Alligators can survive two to three years without eating.
  • Alligators are one of the few reptiles today that care for their young.
  • Alligators have vibration sensors on their skin that are extremely sensitive — they can detect even the slightest vibration and get out of harm’s way long before it arrives

Talk about powerful, I definitely respect power and keep a healthy distance away from powerful animals, human or otherwise 🙂 Even the soaring raptor steered clear from these waters today.

And Anahinga, the diving fish eater, is witnessed, patiently waiting for Crocodilian jaws to pass.

“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
Fulton J. Sheen

So even if one of these creatures makes your hair stand on end

It’s ok, just shrug off that feeling and enjoy this present season . . .

It may be the perfect time . . .

A time to eat

dolores day 151A time to rest

A time to seek solitude

time to find a private space to call your own

And maybe time for a refreshing bath

Definitely the time to ignore any humans looking at you 🙂

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Along life’s path . . .

We discover many have gone before us, despite the muck and mire

they have left imprints on our Hearts, they have changed us

You suddenly find the reptilian beasts are easier to avoid as you focus on the beauty all around you

Recognizing the delicate balance of life and death and the very breath of love

It hits you, yup you have fallen in love again . . .

DANG!!!!!

Eucharistic Love; Fully Rely On God

Eucharistic Love; Fully Rely On God

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" Eric Curtis Cummings
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10 Responses to F.R.O.G. And the message?

  1. Jo Heroux says:

    I fall in love again almost every time I read your work and every time I see your work!
    Amazing and beautiful nature…God is good to us.

  2. I WANT this as a coffee table book on MY coffee table!!! Please PLEASSSE find a way to make these incredible images and words into a book…I will hawk them (pun intended!) on the streets, if need be!!! Beautiful, beautiful! Of course, I come to a different conclusion at the end, but whateveh! Keep this up, woman!! ❤

  3. Visiting your blog is a fresh breath of encouragement to LIFE. Love it all, your words, images and thoughts. Thank you so much. (and the croaking tip is very good to know)

  4. Kathy says:

    I didn’t know all that about alligators!! You always have the most beautiful pictures. Love it!

  5. Lee S Brooks says:

    Lovin’ the photos! Great blog~

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