Have you ever stopped to consider overwhelming magnificence of the things around you? I was sitting in the woods trying to take a picture of a little caterpillar with a tiny flower petal stuck on its back. While I was there on the ground I stopped to appreciate one of our rare sunny moments of spring in western Oregon. As I sat there a flash of bright color caught my eyes. There, up on an old snag, beautiful little bird perched. I prayed I’d get a clear shot with my 300mm lens. And there he sat patiently waiting for me it seemed. Oh I revel in these precious moments. The beauty stuns me to happy tears of wonder. Then I went home to make sure I identified the bird correctly. A Western Tanager. Have you ever taken a moment to look up a bird in a bird book? There are so many colors, so many different varieties. Why? The simple answer is that God loves to create beauty, beauty that you and I will love to see. In birds, in flowers, in trees, mushrooms, insects…. The list could go on forever. Not only is it beautiful and amazing but there is purpose in every aspect of each flora and fauna. Please, take a moment to consider a love so vast, beyond words.