Tuesday, September 29, 2015

One Fine Day

In the middle of the torrid heat of a Texas summer, there was one fine day when the temperature stayed in the mid-70's.  So my husband and I drove to a small nearby lake tucked away in the woods. With binoculars and camera in hand, we took our time discovering and appreciating the details of the handiwork of the Divine Designer.  

The beauty of nature is scattered everywhere. We can't get away from it, and almost all of it is free. Its splendor resonates involuntarily in each human heart. 

The peaceful lake

Marshy area of the lake

Water Lilies

 Marsh Fleabane plants with 
luscious hues of bubble-gum pink flowers.

Pearl Crescent Butterfly on Marsh Fleabane

A type of semi-aquatic vivid yellow buttercup

Mississippi Kite quietly scanning his territory

Elegant Great Egret in the distance 

Snowy Egret patiently waiting for fish movement in the water

If you look carefully, you'll see a small bird, a Phoebe, perched 
on a Water Lily seed pod.

Reflections at the end of the day.....