Fleeting beauty

While walking around the boardwalk at Reelfoot Lake State Park, this little warbler darted in and landed on the hand railing about two feet from where I was standing. It gave me a good scolding, and before I could get my camera poised to take a picture, it quickly took off to the shelter of a nearby tree. I waited around a while in the sweltering heat and humidity, watching it briskly hopping about from tree to tree, hoping to get a good photo. Disappointingly, I only ended up with a distant shot of its back before it eventually faded into the faraway trees and was gone. Still, I felt lucky to have seen this beautiful little bird and to have enjoyed its cheerful song that was called out so clearly to another warbler concealed in the woods nearby.

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“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 thoughts on “Fleeting beauty

  1. Sometimes things are made even more beautiful by just how briefly we see them. You did, however, manage to get this one wonderful shot, and it is a great one. Thanks for sharing it.

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