31 Days of 5 Minute Prompts: Day Fourteen — TRY


Ya know, he was just trying to scarf down a bit of supper! Minding his own business, moving those glorious, bright yellow feet nimbly across the rocks, ever on the lookout for a succulent morsel or two. The sun was setting, and we were heading back from the breakwater, making a circuit around the marina that evening.

And then, we spotted this elegant fellow.

I love birds of all kinds, but have a special partiality for those with inordinately long legs and beaks. (always having had long legs and a big mouth, myself, I guess!) This greater egret is a common sight along our central California coastline, but this is the first time we’d seen one right out there with all the boats. 

And all he wanted was a bit to eat. We watched him for several minutes but never saw him catch a thing. I’m hoping that when he flew off, he found better fishing elsewhere!

I hope that for all God’s creatures — that we’ll all find enough to get us through. Generally speaking, most of us in the U.S. of A. don’t have to worry about finding food for our bodies. But for our souls? Ah, that’s sometimes a harder job, isn’t it? And whether or not we have glorious feet or not, we’re all just out there, lookin’, right??

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  1. Yes, a gorgeous fellow, indeed!
    May all our tries see success.
    Blessings, Diana!