The White Pelicans are back

The White Pelicans are once again back to winter at Reelfoot Lake.  From the boardwalk, we were able to watch as they glided gracefully through the water.  Every so often, they would dip their heads underneath the water and scoop a fish up into their large yellow bills.

“Sometimes you need to unplug and enjoy nature’s company.”  ~Unknown

The sunflower

The sunflower — one of my favorite flowers.  These beauties were growing in a garden at a resort on Reelfoot Lake.  They really seemed to be attracting the bees and goldfinch.

Always remember the sunflower
Whose face looks toward the sun.
She drinks his beauty in her face
And like him she becomes …
~L. Gayle Orf

Gray Treefrog

I was sitting outside watching the hummingbird activity around the feeders, when suddenly a little gray treefrog seemed to come sailing out of nowhere into view.  It landed on the stem of one of my rose bushes, where it sat very still, hoping to blend in with its surroundings.

“Sometimes the best place to be is nowhere to be found.”  ~Unknown

Breaking out in song

The sunsets this past week have really been beautiful.  They inspire me to walk out into God’s great cathedral and praise Him for His goodness.  Occasionally an old song that I didn’t even remember that I knew, will well up.  The other night, I found myself singing this old Disney song, “Johnny Appleseed (The Lord is Good to Me)”.  Whether it was out loud, or just in my head, I’m not sure, but it described well my feelings at the time.

Oh, the Lord’s been good to me.
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need:
The sun, the rain and the appleseed;
Oh, the Lord’s been good to me.
~ Kim Gannon and Walter Kent

Out on the lake

Recently, my husband and I decided to get a canoe.  On Labor Day weekend, in humid 93 degree weather, we took it out on its “maiden voyage” on Reelfoot Lake.  There was a nice breeze out on the lake and the scenery was beautiful.  I definitely think I’m going to like canoeing — especially on cooler days.

“Maybe it won’t work out.  But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.”  ~Unknown

Hanging out around the feeder

A few photos of female ruby-throated hummingbirds hanging out around a feeder at Big Sandy Unit Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge.

“Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers – a living prismatic gem … it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description.”  ~W.H. Hudson