Thousands of Reasons by Doe Zantamata
If every morning you can find a reason to say, “Yes, it’s going to be a beautiful day.” And every day, you find a reason to say, “Yes, it is a beautiful day.” And every night, you find a reason to say, “Yes, it is a beautiful day.” Then one day you’ll look back and easily say, “Yes . . . it was a beautiful day.”
Psalm 104:33-34 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have being. My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.
I looked up the definition of Spring in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. It said: A time of season of growth and development. The season between Winter and Summer comprising the northern hemisphere. The months of March, April, and May or as reckoned astronomically extending from March equinox to the June solstice.
My definition of Spring: The time when the earth re-awakens and comes alive after it’s Winter slumber. The time God chose to fill our view with color and beauty. The period of the year when God let’s us know this is His world.
The Common Wood-Nymph Butterfly is a gorgeous creature.
Took this photo in my backyard yesterday. Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Mexican Sunflower. What a beautiful world God has created!
I decided to plant a variety of Mexican Sunflowers. There are numerous types of these orange, red sunflowers to chose from. I chose the “Outsider Red”. The bees and butterflies love these flowers. They have numerous blooms on each plant. Here are some photos I took of Mexican Sunflowers that I planted in my garden.
“What my eyes seek in these encounters is not just the beauty traditionally revered by wildlife photographers. The perfection I seek in my photographic composition is a means to show the strength and dignity of animals in nature.” FRAN LANTING
The Baby Rabbit who was not sure if I was a sunflower or a tree (because I stood so still).
The deer who stood still as if she thought she was invisible to me.
This squirrel does not need to climb my apple tree – the wind just throws apples at him while he is on the ground.
A trip to Beaver Lake where the Geese are very friendly.
This mother rabbit is quite tame and we often get within a few feet of her as we greet her for the day. I must admit her two babies are quite scared of us.
This Robin is slightly blurry – he fell in the bird bathe and now he is trying to shake himself dry – he is a little pitiful to view. Lol
Butterflies are beautiful creatures of nature and catching two face to face is unusual.
This Duck was at Beaver Lake and followed me trying to acquire some type of food.
Can’t forget the bumble bee, which seems to be on just about every flower I view.
Painted Bunting with raindrops on his back.
When a clematis bloom loses its flower pedals the center is still beautiful.
Fluted and Black Swallowtail Butterflies.
The small lake near our home has been flooded by recent rains. Trees are now standing in the water.
Privet bushes grow wild everywhere and make fantastic hedges (trimmed or untrimmed). In Spring they are covered with beautiful white flowers.
Rain drops cover the plants and often make them shine like diamonds.
The Redwing Blackbirds have returned to our area. They are all in motion as they land in this tree. This makes it impossible to capture them clearly.
I took this close up photo of the Redwing Blackbird in April of last year.
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