Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tijuana River ESTUARY -- Imperial Beach, California

The Tiajuana River Estuary is located at 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, California. Call (619) 575-2704 for scheduled nature and bird walks, speaker series, volunteer programs, hours of operation, etc.

After Sunday worship at Ocean View Church, i headed to Imperial Beach to nourish my soul with one of GOD's expressions of grandiose beauty -- the Pacific Ocean. But as i headed out on Coronado Avenue, i heeded the inward invitation to finally explore the Tijuana Estuary for the first time.

These are the gifts that SPIRIT caused my eyes to see so that my heart was nurtured as i meandered leisurely on the well-kept trails.

The Tijuana Estuary -- where the river meets the sea...

These were like swaying cotton puffs in the breeze...

Splashes of color brighten the approaching autumn days...

Tijuana, Mexico... our neighbor down south -- a far-off plateau from this vantage point.

The birds might have heard my singing and hid themselves!

BLESS the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! (Psalm 103:1)

Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song. (Psalm 149:1)

The Way is way up!

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! (Psalm 150:1)

The skies display His marvelous craftsmanship. (Psalm 19:1)

And if GOD cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't He more surely care for you? (Matthew 6:30)

This was shot "from the hip" -- a literal "point and shoot" -- not knowing what would come out. i like it -- it feels like a shower of red berries from the blue sky.

Sometimes a shot is made more alive and interesting when a person walks into the composition without even knowing it... i heard her before i saw her... and was quick to take opportunity given.

The three cactus pictures were my parting shots... as i exited towards the parking lot.

At the parking lot, i looked up and saw pine cones on the trees but none on the ground. i drove away without that coveted souvenir -- but i came away with a nourished and thankful heart.

Let the whole world bless our GOD and sing aloud His praises. (Psalm 66:8)