Stop and smell the flowers

     Summer is waning; fall will soon arrive with hints of yellow and red leaves beginning to show. I sure do miss the cornicopia of fall colors as the season begins to change. My lone maple tree gives me a hint of those fall colors of Ohio I miss so much. Soon I hope to venture to the Buckeye State to visit my siblings and cousins. Hope some of the leaves will be still be turning brightly when I get there. 

     Nature can be a beautiful experience if you only take the time to enjoy it. This young Brown Pelican was wandering the beach and saw a small yellow budding bloom. It stopped to smell the flowers. What a moment to capture. What a lesson for us all. When is the last time you stopped to smell the flowers, got up early to see the sunrise, or watched the full moon set behind the trees? 

     Take a moment this week to stop and smell the flowers. If you haven’t met God lately you will when you look at his creation. “ For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV) Blessings.

Stop and smell the flowers! This Brown Pelican chick did, so can you!

I like dead flowers!....doesn't my smile remind you of the Mona Lisa?

Who has time to smell flowers? Gotta get to work..!

Gotta time for flowers!

morning moonset over the marina...

Sunset Glow

Moonburst over the ocean

The August full moon is called the Sturgeon Moon

Watch the moonrise if you don't want to smell the flowers!


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