Now here's a lucky shot if ever there was one.
We were on Kauai last week. At one point we stopped in a parking lot for lunch and the wind blew up and a little rain began. As we got out of the car dozens of little chicks began running to their moms for shelter UNDER her wings. The sun had been shining earlier so the moms were sitting on the warm Tarmac of the parking lot. Every chick knew its mother and every mom knew its chick.
DON'T SKIP OVER THIS PHOTO TOO FAST NOW-- LOOK HARD AT HER RIGHT SIDE.
What a lucky shot! I didn't even know I'd got it until I looked at the photos afterwards!
If you know Kauai at all you will know that there are chickens roaming free all over the island. They say it is because everyone on the island owned chickens and when Hurricane Iniki devastated the island in 1992, like everything else, the chickens and their coops were blown away. Who can capture and identify their own chickens out of the hundreds that were set free? Of course now the chickens are having chicks and their numbers continue to expand.
There's an old hymn from the 1800's, called UNDER HIS WINGS (written by William Cushing, music by Ira D. Sankey). This photo reminded me of that hymn, but it also reminded me of a favorite Bible verse of mine:
He shall cover you with His feathers and under His wings you shall take refuge. Psalm 91:4
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