Today it seemed like the most fitting place for us to be on a Sunday morning. I couldn't have been more inspired or renewed in any church.
As we walked along the shore we could see a dolphin swimming just along the black reef, no more than twenty feet away. It popped its head out of the water as if to look at us, then circled around a couple of times and came up again. We felt truly that we were given a gift at that moment.
Yesterday we took a walk at the Marby Carlton, Jr. Memorial Preserve. We took a trail around a wet prairie area and were able to watch a nesting sandhill crane, great white herons poking around in the marsh, and a huge alligator sunning his fat old self on the bank. Later we walked to a pond where there were wood storks, great blue and little blue herons, ducks I could not identify, and swallows buzzed over the surface like a swarm of mosquitoes.
|Resurrection fern on an oak tree|
|Whose more curious? Them or us?|