Photograph – Faux Pearl

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Enveloped. What does Enveloped Mean to You?”

Oyster with Pearly Egg

Yesterday, while watering my flower beds I spotted a tiny glimmer beneath a bird feeder. An egg lay there, its grey-blue shell speckled with brown. I think it is most likely the egg of a finch. They are plentiful in our area, and frequently visit our birdfeeders, making their nests in the trees in our yard. I might try to save the beautiful piece of nature, and thought the perfect resting place was the ‘enveloping’ security of an oyster shell. What a strange and lovely pearl the humble oyster holds…I love this unique combination of God’s handiwork.

My best description of being enveloped cannot be captured by a photograph, but it is perfectly described in this verse from the Psalms—

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” ~Psalms 91:4

7 thoughts on “Photograph – Faux Pearl

    1. I held it up to a light and could not see a shadow of anything through the shell. I thought about trying to incubate it, but after researching and reading that often if the baby bird lives they are deformed because of the egg being shaken and jolted when it drops. I decided to just cherish the little egg until the insides become powdery and dried out, and keep it as long as I can. I will be very careful not to bump it. If it drops and breaks the smell will be terrible. Thanks for the comment Susie. 🙂


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