I had just about given up on my hibiscus that I overwintered from last summer, but it finally gifted me with its first bloom. There are several more buds as well. (I took the photos with my phone, and the color washes out a little bit in the transfer to my computer.)
Then this afternoon while running an errand, I spotted a wild turkey crossing a side street. I went around the block, and by the time I returned, it was sitting in the shade. I know there's a development on the edge of town that has had flocks(?) of wild turkeys show up, but this is the first I've seen in the center of town, and all by itself. I hope it stays safe in all this heat ... I wouldn't want it to roast! ;-] (Edited to add: I'm told by a neighbor that this bird could have been a female peacock. Since we have both [the peacocks stray from a local park], I really don't know which it is!)
Female? At any rate, this gobbling visitor makes me think of being thankful for all my many blessings. And I'm so very thankful for my family and for all of you wonderful visitors to my blog.
Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare...
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge.
Psalm 91:3-4 NIV
God's creation is so awesome, and that includes you!
PS: I know I've plugged it before, but I love zooborns.com. I can't help but praise and worship God when I see all those strange, wonderful, and sweet babies He's designed and put on this earth.