Every strand of this web tells a story. Persevering spider so deserving of understanding and respect. Eight legged arachnid wonder. Did you know that spiders will recycle their silk? Yup, they eat up what isn’t useful anymore and start over with fresh protein fiber.
Have you ever seen a tree breathe? I did today and she was exhaling STEAM! You know it was like a mystical experience, looked around to share what I saw and there was no one present. I’ve heard of trees exploding before because of extreme cold, fire or lightening, however never witnessed this! Oh and let us not forget about the burning bush!!
Smoldering it was, yes an intimate moment.
How many times walking in the woods and never ever witnessed this before. Nature is so mysterious, simple . . . pure . . . sacred.
Dragonflies, who eat mosquito’s, are dancing in the reeds, mating and resting. Not one mosquito bothers me and think it’s because of them! I follow one flitting about near the lily pads near a lone Tri Color Heron.
It’s active on the trail, many bounce past, many say a vibrant “Hello”, they are working out, getting exercise. Another passer by states; “Nothing much out here today is there” of course I’m speechless.
One cheerful woman shares with me a pic “her son the photographer took” and shows me a tree; “This is where the Raccoon hides during the day”, she shares with a sparkle in her eye of this special moment spent with her son. She takes the time to share the experience with me and even shows the “best angle”. Out of respect I take the picture of the tree, she appears elated. What a precious soul that man has for a mother. One day, she won’t be here, he won’t be able to hear her voice. My prayer is he will make the time to hear her. . . while he can.
One day she won’t be home anymore. One day, the tree will be empty
Walking onwards I pause, its so very hot and humid today yet feel a breeze and see a glorious glow of brown feathers moving in the reeds, why…its a Glossy Ibis! Such beauty spied. I am a voyeur . . . they don’t seem to mind though! I absorb their beauty
The water is so still, yet strangely clear. Heard recently about this alarming algae, it didn’t seem to affect these waters. I hear a plop and there is a transfixed female anhinga determined to catch her lunch! She was so close to me initially and my lens to strong to capture the moment. Thankfully she popped up again and the moment was seized!
She actually turned and looked at me, she looked . . . wildly FULL !
I whispered, . . . thank you
Delicate sprinkles of diamond teardrops from heaven . . . touched me it did
The below leaf is called a FIRE FLAG they can be up to 3 ft long! A great hiding place for little birds and mammals.
And the little Grebe dives deep for sustenance and I can’t help but think . . . ~
A call to the Highest Benediction, looking in the Face of God, in all of His Creations!
JOY comes in the morning my friend, yes Joy does come . . .
It flies in every sunset!!!!!!!!!!
No matter how dark it gets or what rains may come…