I only recently joined this pictorial group...and was so happy to become a part of a lovely new family of friends who share more than just pictures. We've become friends who share our lives with each other with words of faith and encouragement along with our photos...giving each a glimpse into our personal lives and the world as we see it. With my love of photography, and my desire to make new friends as well, it was a win-win blessing!!
The other day I wrote about our visit with some new friends on Lake George, Florida...and "Walking in the Light of His Countenance". (Click here for that story). The views from our friends' pier and yard were amazing, and I was so excited to share them with you. However, those weren't the only pictures I was able to capture that day. I hope you will be blessed by these additional views God provided for me to share with you.
When we first stepped out of our vehicle at our friends' lovely lakefront home, I couldn't help but notice a large bird in the tall pine tree just above us. At first, we couldn't tell exactly what it was, and some thought it was perhaps a buzzard. How surprised we were when I zoomed in on him with my camera and discovered that this was actually a juvenile American Bald Eagle! He just hasn't developed his white head feathers yet!!! What an amazing sight! I was excited to see this beautiful young eagle, because I knew that he was just the beginning of even more interesting sights yet to see!! And also, because I had never had the privilege of getting a picture of a juvenile eagle before...so this was another marvelous gift from God!
Well, after our long walk on the pier out to the fishing dock...(yes, it was a very long walk out over the water with no hand rails...but that's another story!)
I did try to fish, but I was too interested in watching all the activity around us and just couldn't concentrate on sitting still with a fishing pole...
So, while they were catching fish, I was hearing the eagles calling each other in the sky...
Oh, look at this one! They moved closer to one another, and seem to be having a conversation. Probably talking about the crazy lady standing way down there on the pier watching them...
Then they moved together on the branch and seemed to enjoy being close together...perhaps this is their mating season?
Isn't that sweet????
And then they took off and soared above the lake, back and forth, calling each other and watching us...probably hoping we would give them some of our fish...
Do you know this little hymn?
by Michael Joncas
1. You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, who abide in his shadow for life, say to the Lord: "My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!"
2. The snare of the fowler will never capture you, and famine will bring you no fear: under his wings your refuge, his faithfulness your shield. (REFRAIN)
3. For to his angels he's given a command to guard you in all of your ways; upon their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. (REFRAIN)