I am like a pelican of the wilderness:
(pelican in flight, Destin, Florida / Julie Cook / 2014)
I am like an owl of the wilderness,
like a little owl of the waste places.
(Vienna Zoo / Schönbrunn Palace / Vienna, Austria / Julie Cook / 2012
I lie awake;
I am like a lonely bird on the housetop.
(pigeon atop roof of the Old State House / Boston Massachusetts / Julie Cook / 2014
When the wicked advance against me
to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
(praying mantis / Julie Cook / 2014)
For I eat ashes as my food
and mingle my drink with tears
(embers in the BBQ / Julie Cook / 2014)
Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
(seal swimming / Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada / Julie Cook / 2012)
(basking sea lion, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada / Julie Cook / 2012
(the tip top of an orca, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada / Julie Cook / 2012)
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,
(Georgia clouds / Julie Cook / 2013)
you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
(Watten, Austria / Julie Cook / 2012)
(espaliered apple tree, Mondsee, Austria / Julie Cook / 2012)
wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
(neighboring Georgia bull / Julie Cook / 2014)
kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
(Web image of painting of Henry VIII)
young men and women,
old men and children.
(homeless man, courtyard of The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas / Julie Cook / 2014)
(young boy posing for mom’s picture atop the duckings in Boston’s Public Gardens / Julie Cook / 2014)
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
(full moon over Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)
And he has raised up for his people a horn,
the praise of all his faithful servants,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
(web image of a rally in support of Israel)
Praise the Lord.
(happy flowers covering Boston, Massachusetts / Julie Cook / 2014 )