This morning as I was out on my first walk of the day I saw large white wings disappear into the leaves of the upper branches of a tree. Knowing it was most likely a Great Egret I continued on the path slowly and quietly, stopping every few steps. It didn’t take long to see the majestic white bird in the tree. I stopped and admired for awhile then continued carefully, trying to see if I could get closer. I did not have my camera. If I’d had the camera I would have a photo or two, but because I didn’t I had an experience that will become part of who I am.
Before I left I thanked the bird for the gift of it’s presence as I always do with wildlife encounters and walked away, still slowly and quietly. Thank you God!