I’m very pleased today – ‘proper chuffed’, I might say – to have had the opportunity to observe and photograph a few young cheepers up close. The above photo is a particular favourite.
You know, in my life, I regularly see a lot of ugliness (not least when looking in the mirror), and so it’s always a tonic to behold the beauty and wonder of Creation.
Journalism, especially of the investigative kind, often involves poking one’s nose into ugliness, noise and filth. It’s therefore always a blessing to see and hear that which is good to behold – be it in people or in nature.
Today I came across a nest with three young Wrens (I think they were Wrens; may be wrong) in an old chicken coop, although in fact the Wrens were flitting around the walls of the coop in premature attempts to fly the nest. They aren’t developed enough to fly quite yet, but they’re well on the way – just waiting to fly and to do all that God created them for. Wonderful.
Thanks be to Him for the opportunities He gives when we’re ready to shoot, right place, right time.