Galveston 2012 021God’s creative beauty is breathtaking.  The  colors, shapes, movement and endless variety in the world that He has made is astounding.  It makes sense to me that what we all see around us bears witness to His hand in making out of nothing the world where we live.

We wandered around the canopy of the rainforest.  It is not just on the ground where life thrives.  Above the ground, in the tree tops, where the sun meets the umbrella of lush foliage, life abounds.

Birds of every shape and color capture your attention.  Some stand out like a bright neon sign.  Against the backdrop of rich greenery, these birds are a show.

Galveston 2012 141Besides brilliant colors, some birds add a large dose of comic relief.  The parrot struts its stuff with colors that brighten up the basic colors around the pool.  Not many would ever put those colors together in one outfit but these birds are dressed up for a show.

They have a personality that dares anyone to make a comment.  The opinion of observers just seem to give these old birds more reason to increase their attitude.  Can you sense it?

For a fleeting moment, you may get eye contact with one of these characters.  These birds just seem to want you to know that they know what you’re thinking.  Their reaction by body language, is “I don’t care what you think.”

Galveston 2012 032While some of the feathered friends stand out, the Creator made other birds subtle, almost invisible to those who are not looking closely.  Texture and movement gave away this interesting bird.  He looked streamlined and ready to cut through the air with blazing speed.

It was amazing how it perched gracefully on the trunk of a tree that matched its grey colors.  I glanced away and then returned my glance.  Not surprisingly I had to look closely; the bird seemed to have disappeared.  Then, it moved and I saw it again through the natural camouflage, amazing!

Galveston 2012 025Pigeons are everywhere in the world.  They are incredibly adaptable.  They vary in their colors and appearance from one environmental stage to the next. 

Yet, they live and entertain with their cooing.   Sounds of flocks of migratory pigeons always make me smile.  As long as they are not above me, I enjoy their contribution to the wonder of life that they add to any place they happen to perch.  Birds always capture my attention.

photo credit: brucefong photography