The tranquil Tree Duck family takes flight as they see me approach with the bright sun shining on me. What was once peace, turns to flight.
Lev 26:6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
Lev 26:7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
Lev 26:8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
Lev 26:9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.
The little duck has no wing feathers, but he has tail feathers and uses them with all of his might.
Col 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
One of my favorite scenes at the park. Can you see the deer?
Isa 48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.
Isa 48:4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
Isa 48:5 I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I showed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.
Isa 48:6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have showed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
The doe watches through the foliage, a safe distance from the trail.
Psa 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Psa 130:6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
Psa 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
Psa 130:8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
A Mallard duck shares a log with a pond turtle. The turtle has no fear of his larger friend. Maybe he was gossiping?
Prov 11:13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
The gossiping Pond Turtle is left alone to admire his own image as the Mallard quietly swims away. There are better friends for the duck.
Prov 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.