The Blue Heron had waited patiently at the side of a small bog for food. Sometimes, I’ve seen egrets and herons stand beside a lake or bog for an hour looking for food.
So the heron was in the right place. The sunlight was behind him and a fish’s scales underwater would reflect from the other side. There’s an oncoming wind for the heron to go airborne towards the other side. And the water is still enough for the heron to walk on.
Which is what slowly happened upon him eyeing a fish – deftly web walking, catching a gust of wind and diving into the water to spear the fish, take it to shore, and stand proudly with it in his mouth.
Took no more than five seconds. And somehow, I got a few pictures of it all from a golf cart at the 16th tee of the Oyster Bay Golf Course.
God has a lot of beauty in nature and in wildlife.
The psalmist was awed by nature,“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalms 8: 3-4).
Life is short on earth to enjoy its beauty, and this is a good time for acknowledging God both in nature and in the personal life.
If you don’t know God, consider accepting God’s Son, Christ, in your life to take away sin – so you can enjoy the beauty of it all.