The morning sun warms one side of my cheek while a cool fall breeze bathes the other. Fall is finally here on the Broward. A song by country and western singer Travis Tritt rings in my mind.. It’s a Great Day to be alive..:
“And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shining
When I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good”
Indeed, with the recent flooding in the Carolinas and devastation on the Gulf Coast region there have been some real hard times in the neighborhood. But it is still “a great day to be alive”. The sun was rising, the golden rays were filling the marsh. A pair of Great Egrets descend to the old pier in an apparent territorial dispute. They circled the dock several times giving me some great flight shot opportunities. I was hoping to get a few reflection shots and was pleased to do just that. While processing the images from the camera I opened my Facebook page and got a reminder of photos taken one year ago. The photos were some fly by shots of perhaps the same Great Egret taken on the same day a year ago. In the words of Yogi Berra, “it’s De Ja Vu all over again”.
It is indeed a great day to be alive. I am so thankful for all my friends and relatives who I can share these beautiful images with. Can you feel the touch of an angel’s wing? Blessings. Harry