Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Down by the duck pond (just photos)

Saturday the rain and drizzle stopped for a short time so I took a walk down to the duck pond.
I think the management here at the RV park refers to it as a fishing pond, but since no one was fishing, and ducks seem to call the pond home, I prefer to call it "the duck pond."

When they saw me coming, they rushed to greet me.
(If only people were as welcoming as ducks.)
I think they were disappointed that I didn't bring them any bread crumbs.
They quickly went back to dipping and diving and hunting for food.Some of them just wanted to hang out and socialize...while some seemed to prefer a little privacy.
Now y'all know how I enjoy noticing little things that normally go unnoticed...
and since I happened to have my camera handy...
I couldn't help myself.
The chilly damp air and a phone call from my husband telling me he was "home"
prompted my return to the fifth wheel.
On my way back, I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this slimy little guy.A worm out of dirt is much like a duck out of water.
This one was leaving a trail on the walkway as he headed for cover.

What's that you say? What was the point of this post? What is the moral to this story?
There is none. Really. But I'm hoping and praying that as you enjoy my pictures, the Holy Spirit will reveal a truth about God and His perfect, wonderful design that we see in nature every day. He really does have a plan for your life. (And mine too.)

6 comments:

John said...

Very Nice pics. and commentary!!! You are so gifted!!! May God richly bless you and your family more in 2010!!

Cindy said...

I so needed today to hear that God really does have a plan for our lives. I know that but some days it is hard to really believe that it is all real. You are awesome. These are wonderful pictures. The one of the worm is interesting. That is one long worm or at least it looks that way in the picture. I so love looking at the things that you get to see even if sometimes it is only at the campgrounds. You get to stay in some beautiful places. Enjoy your time when it isn't rainning.

Talkin' Texan said...

John, thanks for reading and the lovely comments. I love my readers. You all mean so much to me.

Cindy, I know exactly how you feel. On those days when I doubt that my life has a purpose, I try to recall "insignificant" Bible characters or even historical characters, and think about how history would have been different had they not been around to play the seeming small part they played in God's overall plan.

Do you remember the time all us "frog" girls went to the mountains together? Do you still have the letter your hubby wrote to you? If so, get it out and read it again.

We may never know this side of heaven what our purpose is, but I promise, you have one! Some days I just need a good friend, and guess what? You are it!

Talkin' Texan said...

By the way, that worm was a long one. At least it was stretched out a good six or seven inches because it was in a hurry! I don't think I've ever seen a worm crawl so fast!

Cindy said...

Thank you so much!!!!

Karen said...

Great pictures...our God made a beautiful world!