“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” ~Dr. Seuss
When I first arrived at the boardwalk, I could see this heron at a distance out past the trees. I thought that my presence might spook him and cause him to fly away. Instead, to my amazement, I saw him take flight, settling in a spot closer to where I was standing. As I watched, he casually snatched a couple of tiny fish out of the water. Then he remained in his chosen spot, watching me as I walked up and down the board walk.
“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.” ~Aristotle
“While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.” Matt Bevin
This goldfinch was feasting on the seed head of a purple coneflower. When the stalks are left intact, they can enjoy coneflower seeds from summer into autumn. Flower heads that are leftover can be cut and hung out for goldfinch to feed on during the winter.
“Whatever are the benefits of fortune, they yet require a palate fit to relish and taste them.” ~Michel de Montaigne