On Saturday my brother and I zoomed down to Norfolk to visit the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, a glorious place for flower lovers (& tree huggers of all varieties.)
While there we took an hour-long boat ride through the canal system and out to Lake Whitehurst that borders the massive 175-acre Botanical Garden, the largest in the state of Virginia.
We saw all sorts of scenic views as we wound our way through the canals, but the beginning of our journey started out with a surprise visitor who saw us off with great aplomb just a few feet from the boat…
As our boat passed by this blue heron seemed comfortable standing tall, exuding a sense of confident humility. (Trying to work in a quote from church yesterday, so here goes…)
“Humility is a proper sense of self in a universe of wonders.” Saint Benedict
“If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” Anonymous
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis
grace, peace & humble herons
Virginia : )
p.s. My heart and prayers are with the people of the Bahamas and everyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Be safe!!