“By His Hand We Are All Fed”
The constent chirping of Cardnials can be heard above the whining of the turbines at Kanawha Falls. The birds are continuous contact with their mate as they forage in the Appalachian Forest. Mottled sunlight filters down through the canopy of Elm, Oaks and Sycamore. Most of the insects become little balls of light as they pass through the rays and I’m learning that the flight patterns can give a clue about what type of insects they are. Some float, some zig-zag and others circle. Bees fly in straight lines most of the time. So when I noticed the straight lines near the St. John’s Wort I knew that the bees were at work. I moved forward a bit and focused on the bright yellow flowers and waited for the next bee. It wasn’t long before the little bumblebee accommodated my efforts. They’re not really aggressive but I have learned to stay back a bit in order to catch them behaving naturally. If I get too close they seem to rush through the tasks and then move on. I snapped several shots before moving to the next subject and when I got home I pulled up the file and spotted the little bumblebee approaching the bloom. The first thing that struck me was the effect of the beating wings made it look like the bee was about to break the sound barrier. Then I saw the face. The bee’s tongue is fully extended. She’s so excited about her meal that she’s licking the air! Her world is one of plenty. This part of the forest is rich with nectar and she’s ready to enjoy every drop. I remembered the verse about “consider the lilies” and how God takes care of his creation. Then I remembered that we are also part of that creation and how much God cares about us. It’s comforting To know that there’s blessings for us everywhere if we can just learn to trust and take the time to find them.
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