Serendipity

“There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking.”  — David Coleman Long-legged White Ibis forage in shallow wetlands, probing for prey beneath the surface.  When they feel something, they pinch their bill like a tweezer, pulling out crayfish, earthworms, marine worms, and crabs.  *   *   * American White Ibis — Photo by Mary … More Serendipity

Time for Hope

“…the universe, by definition, is a single gorgeous celebratory event.” — Thomas Berry “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” — John Muir *   *   * In the words of Thomas Berry, “The present is not a time for desperation but for hopeful activity.” Celebrate and enjoy this holiday … More Time for Hope

Eye-catching Delight

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius “Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty.” — Richard Feynman *   *   * Unofficially known as the national bird of Kenya, the colorful Lilac Breasted Roller inhabits much of eastern and southern Africa and is often found … More Eye-catching Delight

Be Still and Listen

“If we are willing to be still and open enough to listen, wilderness itself will teach us.” — Steven Harper “There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” — Linda Hogan *   *   … More Be Still and Listen

Secret Stash

“I have a secret stash of Nutella that I pull out when necessary.” — Michael Weatherly When we see the squirrels busily gathering their stash of nuts and other favorite foods, we know that winter is near. What we don’t know, and often wonder about, is just how they know where they stored them. Theories … More Secret Stash

Twins

“We have two lives and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” — Confucius “If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike.” — Bernard Meltzer *   *   * Lesser Yellowlegs frequent marshes and mudflats, which is where photographer Jan … More Twins

Wondrous

“Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty, that will reflect in your face.” — Dolores del Rio “Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push—in just the right place—it can be tipped.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell  *   *   * Beautiful world … More Wondrous