View from A Virtual Creek, Post Seven

Beauty in Simple Things

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Larry Weishuhn is a widely known writer, speaker, raconteur and world hunter. He co-hosts “DSC’s Trailing the Hunter’s Moon” on Pursuit Channel, CarbonTV and the show’s YouTube Channel.[/author_info] [/author]


When my wife suggested going on our usual morning walk along the bank of the little creek that runs through our neighborhood, I looked outside. It was foggy, dense fog.  I checked the weather radar app on my phone, and as expected, rain looked likely.  I was tempted to say “No, think I’ll stay inside this morning and enjoy a third cup of coffee!”  But then I thought of the many days I had spent hunting in similar, and sometimes much more inclement weather, and how much I enjoyed those times. “Give me five minutes and I’ll be ready to go.”


Because of the heavy fog, delicate water droplets had formed on the leaves and flowers of my wife’s front yard plants. Even in the hazy, ashen light they glistened like jewels.

A spider, likely before the rain, had spun its intricate web in the branches of one of shrubs in hopes of capturing a meal. The web’s pattern, laden with tiny dewdrops formed a tapestry, unique, likely never before or after to be exactly duplicated.


All along our usual walking path there were small things that caught our eyes:

      • the different shapes of leaves of trees
        • shrubs and vines
          • grapes being forming on the vine
            • the early morning air perfumed by blooms of Japanese Honeysuckle
              • mockingbirds singing their stolen tunes
                • squirrels having raided a bird feeder scampering toward a tree, then hiding on the other side of the trunk waiting for us to pass before returning for more sunflower seeds.
                  • Simple things, but oh so truly important!


The little creek, flowing even in dry times, carried a bit more water than usual.  But through its crystal clearness could be seen long-eared sunfish in all their splendor of shades of orange and green.  The small sandbars were laden with raccoon tracks, remaining from their nocturnal forays in search of frogs and mischief.


Regardless of what is going on in the world there are always small things, of beauty and splendor, for us to enjoy, admire and appreciate!

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