GOD’S NATURE AT OUR PLACE
A small community of individual condos, a canal, and a multitude of wings, fish, gators, and beautiful trees comprise God’s creation at our place. Among the families nestled here are friendly and neighborly people. We’ve lived here for about 20 years.
We see all sorts of birds and several gators each year. We’ve seen such beauties as the Roseate Spoonbill, the Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, Ducks and Geese, the Mallard, Owls, Hawks, and many more that I can’t even name.
Bodies of water and fish bring out the fishermen. Our neighbor, Kevin, fishes almost every day
and catches a lot but always throws them back in. A few other men and even some small families, especially fathers and sons, come sometimes and fish in the canal.
And then there are GATORS, some big, some small. It really is exciting to see the gators. Of course, it could be frightful, if we were too close. Through the years we have seen many, and have many stories we could tell; like the day Micki and family came for a visit. She walked in the front door, looking toward the Florida room, and saw a gator walking across our backyard. Another time, soon after we moved here and we had a rod and reel, Charles went out to attempt to fish. (He’s not really a fisherman; doesn’t like it, though he fished for men most of his life as a Pastor.) As Charles was fishing, he suddenly knew he had caught something. Guess what? You guessed it. He had caught a small alligator. The solution for us was to cut the line, which he did.
There are other stories like the alligator that was in front of our neighbor’s front door. Still other stories, like dogs barking at the alligators, and even jumping in the water. Not only do gators glide down the canal, but they recline on the banks, sunning themselves. We’ve seen big ones and small ones. Once a huge gator was lying on the grass just outside our dining room window. When the gator saw me looking out the window, it jumped in the water quickly. He made a good choice.
Here in Creekwood, we have many beautiful, big, old, oak trees. Nothing like experiencing the shade from these oak trees on a hot Florida day. Needless to say, we enjoy living here and thank God for His beautiful creation. God is so good. He is worthy to be praised.
May we all soar on wings like eagles. Isaiah 40:31.