Yesterday, my husband took me for a beautiful fall walk
on David's Trail which runs along the shores of Norfork Lake.
|It was a perfect day to check it out.|
|Gary led the way,|
|and I followed with the camera.|
The fall foliage was exquisite.
|At times the lake was in sight.|
...And most of the time,
so was my husband.
|He discovered the labeling posted on various trees.|
|One of my favorites was the black jack oak, |
so brilliant in its fall foliage.
My husband agreed with the statement on the label
which stated the tree had very hard wood,
and told me that he had dulled many chain saws
while cutting this kind of tree.
|Evidence of claw and scratch marks|
seemed to indicate that a squirrel had enlarged this hole
to store his winter stash of food.
I think this was a white oak tree.
|Not injured badly, I quickly jumped up and hurried|
to catch up with my husband.
Cleaning the dust off my camera,
and explaining about my sudden fall,
I then attempted to take a photo.
The auto adjustment wouldn't work...
|The manual lens adjustment would allow me to |
bring things into focus,
but was stiff and hard to turn.
|I was glad we were near the end of our hike,|
and thankful that I wasn't hurt badly by the fall.
My camera will have to be restored,
or a new lens purchased.
As I lay in bed thinking about this,
a verse from 1 Corinthians 10:12 came to my mind.
"So, if you think you are standing firm,
be careful that you don't fall!"
My mind was so intent on taking great photos,
that I got off the trail,
and lost sight of where my real focus should have been!
I think you get the picture.
May yesterday's mistakes keep me from falling today!
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