I've been trying on and off, from time to time to get a picture of a hummingbird all summer. We have a feeder on our deck and the tiny birds come often to drink. I also have lot of flowers on my deck and they love the bright colors. So the other day I decided to sit down with my camera and stake out the feeding area. I got my settings on the camera all ready and began to wait. I was on a mission. Well, the hummingbirds must have seen me waiting in the shadows because they never came. I waited and waited and waited. I was sure they were over in my neighbor's yard slurping on her nectar. (you know the hummingbirds always buzz more on the other side of the fence). She's got beautiful red mandevillas and I was sure the hummingbirds were dining on her deck; but the hummingbirds weren't there. So I went back to my perch determined to wait a bit longer. Well, while I waited, I looked through the lens of my camera and this is what I saw:
I eventually got a picture of a hummingbird, but what I really captured was a lesson learned. As I was waiting there was so much beauty to enjoy. I must remember to look through the lens of life and capture the beauty that is around me. Too often I miss it as I wait for the elusive hummingbirds of life to show up. I didn't need to get up and go anywhere, I just had to look around me to see all the wonders and beauty that were there all along. So I hope this weekend you'll see the beauty around you and that you'll take the time to capture and enjoy it!
"The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance" Psalm 16:6