Just an example of “embracing the light bulb moments of discovery”–
We walked outside with the camera in hand to photograph a full rainbow that was stretched across our neighborhood. While we were out there, a mama mockingbird kept flying back and forth between the holly tree and the top of the basketball goal, fussing up a storm!
As we stood there, we heard a small squeak in response to her chatter coming from the tree.
Not to get too close and risk a swoop attack reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock, we moved to a different vantage point and zoomed in with the camera. Everyone took a peek through the lens, and after much “awwing,” we snapped a couple of shots before heading inside to let mama bird deliver her meal.
This sweet baby mockingbird was tucked safely inside behind the sharp holly leaves, and if we had not stopped for a brief moment, we would have missed it.
“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands” (Isaiah 55:12 NIV).