This is one of the pelicans we encountered. It's mate was not far off.
I can't help but think of the words to the old Anglican hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful:
"All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful: the Lord God made them all."
The road sides and fields were washed with wildflowers. They were bright splashes among the leaves that were more shades of green than I knew could exist. How can we look upon all our God has created and not say as David said:
"On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wondrous works I will meditate." Psalm 145:5 Amplified