Broadhead skink

The adult male broadhead skink is brown or olive brown with an orange head and wide jaws.  I encountered this one on a boardwalk at the lake.  He was moving along in a hurry,  but then realized that I stood between him and the place he wanted to go.  He stopped, uncertain about whether or not to proceed.  Finally, he mustered up his courage and moved forward, and I politely stepped out of his way.

“You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”  ~Unknown

Look up!

As I was standing and looking out over the lake, I felt a little disappointed at the apparent lack of wildlife in the immediate area.  Then I heard a passing kayaker tell one of his companions to “look up”.  As I lifted my eyes, I was amazed to see a large flock of white pelicans quietly soaring right above my head.  Such a beautiful and graceful sight that I would have otherwise missed if I hadn’t overheard the suggestion to look up.

“… How often we miss God’s treasures
Just because we don’t raise our eyes.
By keeping our narrow focus
We blunder and miss the prize …”
~Joyce Johnson

Patience

“Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fishing

“Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it.”  ~Henry Middleton