The Friends We Meet in Unexpected Places

We spotted him on the still water, appearing to be content resting on the surface smooth as satin, even posing for a few photos as I clicked away. Although I’d say he was a bit camera shy with his backside facing us! Even so, we thanked our quiet, and seemingly, curious friend, watching us intently, turning his neck now and then to get a better look. And while no feathered company was in sight, we didn’t think he was lonely, choosing to be in this stunningly beautiful place for a purpose without distractions. Perhaps he was standing guard, protecting his mate nearby. Or pondering where his journey might take him next. So, by respecting his privacy, we gently stepped away, hiking in the opposite direction. Later in the afternoon, following a dip in the lake, we sat back in our chairs, the calm water mesmerizing us into a wonderful repose. And there he was again, our new friend gliding by but pausing when he saw us – most likely with perfect intention to visit so that he could say goodbye before heading to his next destination.
Isn’t it special, the friends we meet in unexpected places?

Lauren Scott ©

Thank you for stopping by to read this story about the wonders of nature, and by the way, I have ventured into the world of Instagram @baydreamerwrites.

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Have a wonderful day!
Lauren
❤️

A Day at the Park

It was cloudy and misty
in the morning, but the sun joined us a littler later
and it was a fun, relaxing way to spend a Saturday.

misty morning

view from the roadCanary Island Pines

Coast Live Oaks

Weeping Willow

beautiful green hills

“Nature entertains
abundantly each day
Life’s colors and compositions
God’s gifts we praise”

(From my original poem, Beautiful Existence, 4/23/13)

I hope you enjoyed these photos
and I wish you all a wonderful weekend! ♥

© 2013 LScott