With a rare few daylight hours to myself today, the only thing I wanted to do was be outdoors-to see, feel and photograph beautiful things. It began to seem futile after I drove to the first, finding it closed, then moving on to a second, then a third local park whose hiking trails were closed. The hurricane may not have been as devastating as feared; but its lingering effects are slow to be resolved. Downed trees and debris line the streets and I suppose the public parks cannot be reopened until everything has been cleared and examined for safety. My final choice for the afternoon has a huge lake in front with a hiking track around it which was open to the public. There are often many birds there in and around the water; and, yet at other times, I have gone to find not even a duck paddling around.
As always, Mother Nature listens to the heart of hope and desire; and when I decided to just get out to breathe the air and walk, I was resigned to just enjoying a beautiful day. Imagine how thrilled and not at all surprised I was when birds suddenly began to show up around the lake. It turned out to be a golden hour for me, so I will share their beautiful faces with you here.
Enjoy the amazing words and music of Gungor….
And this superb entertainer gave me a personal show!
You make me new….
you are making me new.
With every breath comes an opportunity to be the perfect human being God sees
in each of Its creations……