On a warm sunny day
there was a woman standing 2 feet
in front of a large oak tree.
The wind was making her long dark hair
sway a little to the left,
making the tips of her hair come off of her shoulder.
While holding her camera in one hand,
she couldn’t help but stare,
at the deep-blue pond that lie 10 feet below her.
It appeared to be that she was looking
at the reflection of God’s creation.
There were four beautiful emerald green trees
standing tall above the water.
From a distance, all she could see in the water,
was a reflection of four trees.
But as she looked closely through her camera lens,
she could now see the life that was living among the trees.
She could see the reflection of the two squirrels running quickly,
jumping from limb to limb chasing each other.
She could see the reflection from a bird,
pecking on wood in the middle of the tree.
If she looked really close,
she could see the shadow from the flock of migrating ducks,
flying slowly across the sky.
Once the woman was done taking her pictures,
she packed up her camera,
turned around and gave the pond one more good look,
gave a soft smile, as if to thank God
for showing her that true beauty still exists,
and then opened up her car door, started the engine, and drove off.
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