At first glance, most of you will think,
"Ken's found another snake." But in
actuality, Judy and I happened upon
a different wonder of nature.
Take a closer look and you'll appreciate
the magnitude of this oddity of nature.
It's a chain of those spiny caterpillars
that are commonly seen singly all around
yards, gardens, and woods.
We encountered this eye-catching phenomenon
just in front of Judy's Aunt Elsie's front door.
Judy said they looked like circus elephants
marching with trunks-to-tails. She was also
concerned I might get in serious trouble for
posting these pictures if they were actually
"propagating" their species while "marching."
However, all activity seemed innocent.
In this short video, you can observe these
creatures marching to the steady beat of an
unseen drummer in an orderly, purposeful way.
And I might add, would God look down on
us, in our typical daily activities, and see us
going about our business in an orderly,
purposeful manner? I'd like to know that I'm
fulfilling God's purpose for me and my life
as well as these supposedly "lower creatures."
Judy and I both just finished reading a book
for youths called The Seven Wonders of
Sassafrass Springs. In it, a young boy who
finds his town boring is challenged by his
father to find seven "wonders" in seven days.
They are to be local and man-made, along
the lines of the ancient Seven Wonders of
the World. It's a fun, clever, and thought-
provoking book. And it reminded me yet
again how the extraordinary is often right
alongside the ordinary. But we have to keep
our eyes open. And that's true in both the
physical and spiritual realms.
When we departed from Elsie's house after our
visit, the mysterious larval parade had vanished.
But they had taught their lesson for the day.