Another striking find during a walk at Flamingo Gardens. I wanted to touch them and see how hard or soft, how light or heavy they felt. Too high in the tree to answer the question. Look at the Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) tree. God (or whatever higher being your recognize) never ceases to amaze and humble me with his designs and creations.
These unique Egyptian Geese (Alpochen aegyptiaca) birds were considered sacred by Eyptians. Americans imported them as decor for Golf Courses. Were our own wildlife too ugly or boring? Some have now vacated the golf courses for the wild.
This family was at the animal rescue facilities of Flamingo Gardens in Davie Florida. They are in the Rookery section which is open so they could wander if wanted. Many of their birds are not able to be released because of injury or “imprinting” (taming by people), so would not survive in the wild. Any animal that does recover is released as soon as it’s health returns.
I never tire of seeing new miracles of God’s designs. So amazing.
Happy New Year to all my followers. YOU make this blog fun to continue. May you SEE all the beauty and miracles in the details of every day life.
I’ve added a page, something that seemed to be missing from this blog. An explanation behind my blog’s chosen name. Check out the “What’s In A Name” tab on the left.
This picture of Tigger, years ago, serves as a reminder for me to STOP and spend some time outdoors, just being one with life and nature. I thought it appropriate to use it as my 300th post. How rewarding this blog experience has been for me over the years.
My primary reason for beginning to blog was to share images with long distant family and friends. Silently, partly subliminally, I was also fulfilling a desire to write as a naturalist. This blog has allowed me to write in a manner that fits my life schedule. I have yet to figure out how to have the time necessary for any lengthy writing projects.
I am blessed. My hours outdoors are gifts. To be able to retain a tiny portion of these experiences via the camera is a “Miracle Respectfully Preserved” that I revel in sharing with each of you. Each of your “likes” and comments been a treasure for me. THANK YOU and keep enjoying the miracles, big and small (are there really any small ones?!) around you!