Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Perfect Blend



As I photographed this buck 
I marveled at how he blended into the landscape. 
His coloring a marvelous camouflage 
amid the rocks and trees in our backyard.
All part of God's perfect design to protect
this beautiful creature from predators.
And a reminder that He is intimately familiar 
with all He has created.


"You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    You perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    You are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    You, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and You lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain."

33 comments:

  1. Very pretty shot, the buck is a beauty! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Hi Eileen. Hope you had a great weekend.

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  2. Very beautiful take and how he never moved from you.

    Yes colors are beautiful on him.

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    1. The mule deer here are not afraid of humans. Because we live in a protected area, they are never in danger of being hunted. Oh, and our neighbor feeds them every morning, so they usually hang around to see if we might have a handout too. Feeding them is not a good idea. It makes them dependent upon humans instead of foraging, which is their natural instinct and ultimately their survival.

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    1. Yes, he is. Thanks for visiting, Theresa.

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  4. Sweet little buck -- how beautiful.

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    1. Hi, Nancy. Hope you had a good weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. He does blend in well. I almost missed seeing him.

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  6. Beautiful photo and scriptures to go with......It is a comfort to think about how God knows us so well and loves us so deeply.

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    1. He loves us with an "everlasting love". Thanks, Renee.

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    1. Yup. I'm fortunate to look out my windows and see beauty like this. Have a great day, Shaun.

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  8. Thank you for such beauty in simplicity. Yes, His creation is a wonder to behold. He cares so much about everything He has made! Nice meeting you at Laura's. This is my first visit to your blog and the photo captured my heart!
    Bless you
    Mia

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    1. Thank you for leaving such a kind comment, Mia. It's nice to meet you, too. God bless you.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you had a great weekeknd.

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  10. Such a beautiful buck - I love the blend of colors in this photo!

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    1. I think the snow really adds to it. Without the white the photo would be pretty bland. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Yes, even in the pristine snow he blends into the stone wall... I love Psalm 139, a favorite piece of Scripture of mine. Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #64!

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    1. My pleasure, Madge. Thanks for hosting and taking the time to visit and comment. Much appreciated.

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  12. A wonderful photo,Nancy! Beautiful buck and I like that stone wall too.

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  13. Such a lovely photo of the buck! What a blessing to have such back yard visitors! The Psalm was perfect.

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  14. Thank you, by the way for my birthday wishes! You were kind to say you enjoyed the family photos! All my best to you and yours!

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    1. I hope the months to your next birthday are filled with blessings. Hugs.

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  15. I love your picture and post. Thank you for sharing.I am hosting my first link party today and would love for you to come by and link at memoriesbythemile.com Have a beautiful week.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    1. Oh, I missed it Wanda Ann. I'm so sorry. I'll be sure to link up this Tuesday. Looks like your theme is Colorado and I think I'll have something to share. Besides, I should be about over this nasty cold by then. Thanks for following, but mostly for your nice comment. Blessings.

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  16. What wonderful words! Nice buck, too. My husband would be impressed with the rack.

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