Musings 11/18/2016 -
Today I am thankful for nature's gifts. Break away from the daily routines and spend a day getting reacquainted with Mother Nature. The Japanese Gardens at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth: www.fwbg.org/the-japanese-garden offers peace and quiet as you reconnect with your inner soul inside the beautiful gardens. Thanks for the thoughtful contest, Debbie Reynolds.
Pond life is always interesting. My first encounter was with a family of turtles sunning on a rock in the middle of the pond. Next came the Great Blue Heron under a bridge. I spent time observing the Heron and even trailed behind as he went down the path to the opposite side of the pond where we both lingered on the shoreline feeling the gentle Autumn breezes blowing across our face. The temperature was a mild 79 degrees. But it was further down the pond that I found one of the elders, a Tortoise. I slid on the rock to rest while he debated whether or not to dive in. It wasn't until I approached and got too close he took the plunge and disappeared under water.
Thanksgiving week affords many opportunities to be thankful. I am especially thankful to share the environment with beautiful aquatic life, the soothing sounds of leaves rustling beneath my feet, the sound of birds high in the trees or ancient birds and reptiles found along shorelines, and the breath of nature blowing kisses while I share wonderous animal sightings and the heart beats with joy. I am proud and thankful to walk down Nature's path.
©Patricia Feager, 11/18/2016