12 Aug


Now isn’t this one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen?
He lives in the fire ravaged Santa Catalina mountains, thus a survivor, too.
He looks like a tiny warrior dressed for battle, but when we met he wasn’t
aggressive, afraid or timid.  In fact, he walked up beside me while I was
taking pictures of a fire damaged area, climbed up on a dirt mound
and stayed perfectly still, those dark eyes locked on my movements.

I asked if I could take his picture and he held his head up a bit higher.
Probably his better side.  I asked how he got here all the way from TCU
in Fort Worth, Texas.  Texas Christian University is the home of
The Horned Frogs.  He didn’t smile.  Maybe horned frogs don’t have
a sense of humor.  Anyway, I blessed him, said goodbye, and
walked away.

At first glance, he is a fierce little guy.  What do they say: “Don’t judge
a book by its cover”?  Not everybody is on the inside how they
appear on the outside.  Creation and its creatures can be
very good teachers, if we would only pay attention.
I wonder what lesson is waiting for me today?
And for you.

3 Responses to “Encounter”

  1. gz August 12, 2020 at 7:17 am #

    Horned Frogs have a good sense of humor but they must hear a good line.

  2. Carol and Bob Munk August 12, 2020 at 9:11 am #

    Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder. I would not say this is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, but I will admit it too is fearfully and wonderfully made. After your “beholding Beauty” I can admit it isn’t the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen, in fact, it is Cute in it’s own way.

  3. Carol Munk August 12, 2020 at 10:41 am #

    Please let us know how to order your books. I was unsuccessful the first try.

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