It was a perfect 70 degree Sunday and my son and I were looking for an adventure. We decided on a road trip to the zoo. It had been a couple of years since we had gone. One of my favorite moments from our trip is when we made our way over to the prairie dog exhibit. I love this particular exhibit because they have these little plastic viewing bubbles built into the ground where you can stand inside to get an up close view of the prairie dogs.
To my surprise, the prairie dogs were not there this time. Instead, we met this guy. As we stood in the viewing bubble to get a closer look, he seemed to know we were there to look at him. He danced right up to our little bubble.
When we got home, I took a closer look at this photo. Wow! What a beautiful creature. I studied its brilliantly colored train of feathers. I studied the intricate looking folds behind its head. The more I looked at him, the more it almost looked too perfectly designed to be real.
Too perfect. I love the moments in my day when God’s creation blows me away like this. Those times when you’re captivated by the beauty of it all.
Each time I pause to look at a sunset
Each time I sit by the ocean’s shore
Each time I go back home to Arizona and look at the mountains painted along the skyline
Each time I look at my son (really look at my son) as we do life together
Thank you, Lord, for your beautifully designed creations. Keep blowing me away.
Standing in wonder and linking up with Margaret Feinberg today over at BibleDude.Net