It's that time of year up North when the leaves change color. It is a sign that the days are getting longer and the weather is cooling down. In life we run across our own "Leaves of Change". It could be when we move to a different area, the school year ends, we get a new job, or a family member moves away. Change also occurs in our history. Empires and Countries rise and fall, just think of who we consider friendly countries and look back some 80 years ago and how different it was back then. Change has and always will be in our mix of life. We should always count on and expect the "LEAVES OF CHANGE!"
An alligator goes undercover with weeds from the pond. If fact no one on the walking trail, even knew it was there. Only when it moved was the alligator noticeable. We face a lot of things undercover in life. Those little dark secrets that come out from time to time. We feel protected when we are undercover and are not vulnerable to the many forces in life. However, sooner or later we tend to give ourselves away in our journey in life, when we try and move to another spot. It is in this "movement" in life that we go from protected to vulnerable. Things just seem to come out from the cover it was hiding behind. Just be aware, that chances are you cannot go thru your entire life as a "GATOR UNDERCOVER!"
It would appear to us humans that two Boat-Tailed Grackles are in a heated conversation. When we talk there has to be somebody or something that listens to us or it becomes pointless. Even if it means we talk to ourselves. There are schools of Psychology where all the therapist does is simply listen to the patient. People have to express themselves and talking is a mainstay of self expression. Ask the yourself this question: Are you a talker or a listener? Listening is something we all should develop. We learn by listening, we stay out of trouble by listening, we build relationships by listening. Does the talker really hear themselves or does the listener hear them. Remember: SOMEBODY HAS TO LISTEN!
Above is an image of a Sunrise at Dawn at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach Florida. Arriving at dawn before sunrise, it was almost as nothing was happening, there was no life, then as the sunrise began to rise, the wetlands awoke with life at the sunrise. Birds flew in, insects became active, fish went to the surface, and life awoke. Everyday we awake to a New Day, we should be cheerful, excited, and appreciate the fact that we are alive. No matter what horror lies ahead, no matter how bad the day may go, or what problems we face, appreciate the gift that you are alive. "AWAKE WITH THE DAWN!
Above is an image of a Barracuda, which sits still in the water and waits for prey to come close, then suddenly it strikes quickly without warning. Life's dangers are like the Barracuda, it seems they just lie in wait and suddenly, without warning, they will strike. It could be an illness, an accident, a sudden event, a life altering event that turns our world upside down. We so often do not see these dangers before they strike us. Now just because danger may be lurking nearby, we cannot live a life of fear and panic. We must avoid putting ourselves in harms way by living our lives with foresight and always looking to see what's ahead or on the horizon. Life has it dangers, but be aware of the 'DANGERS LIE IN WAIT!"