A Moment in Nature Yellow-throated Warbler

Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women’s empowerment – these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together. Ban Ki-moon

A Moment in Nature Sanderling

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314) BY EMILY DICKINSON “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – And sore must be the storm…

A Moment in Nature Monk Parakeet

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? Thich Nhat Hanh

A Moment in Nature Pileated Woodpecker

Tap to your own rhythm, peck away at obstacles, carve out a place for yourself, make your voice heard, it is ok to be flashy, be colorful, use your head.

A Moment in Nature Pileated Woodpecker

Getting There by Shirley Kaufman We go. Simply because it’s there for us to go to. Walk on the surface, having to raise dust. Where we never were. And say We did it. Finding excuses. We need to own them. Crusts of other worlds. Carrying flags and chocolates. Comforts of home. Whatever density we pass…

A Moment in Nature Great Blue Heron

When herons appear in our lives, they can indicate we are coming to a gentle transition in our own lives, the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. As the card of the Close shows us, there is no death, it is simply cycle. If we can be at peace with…

A Moment in Nature Phaon Crescent

Even the flags seemed frozento their poles, and the menstamping their well-shod feetresembled an army of overcoats. But we were young and fueledby hope, our ardor burned awaythe cold. We were the president’s,and briefly the president would be ours. The old poet stumbled over his own indelible words,his breath a wreath around his face:a kind…

A Moment in Nature Pearl Crescent

There are always lessons to be found in the darkest moments. It’s a moral obligation to dig deep and find that little glimmer of hope or pearl of wisdom. – Andrea Pirlo

A Moment in Nature Red Admiral

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling