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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 through,
pulsing and odd, we stake 
our claim to leaving
our garbage, giving names

In our own language. 
Nothing can stop us now 

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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 what is, find our own inner stillness, listen to our intuition, then we too can recognize that from the waters of death, new life emerges.

Tarot Symbolism – Heron
By Leah Whitehorse -September 15, 2015

A Moment in Nature Phaon Crescent

Even the flags seemed frozen
to their poles, and the men
stamping their well-shod feet
resembled an army of overcoats.

But we were young and fueled
by hope, our ardor burned away
the 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 of prophecy. -Linda Pastan

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 Tropical Checkered-Skipper

If you’re feeling helpless, help someone

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

A Moment in Nature Monarch Caterpillar

#sundayvibes #florida

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly

A Moment in Nature Blue Jay

Some days you just have to create your own sunshine

A Moment in Nature Green Heron

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Emotional suppression is unhealthy for the mind, body and soul.

A Moment in Nature Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -Buddha

A Moment in Nature White Pelican

White Pelicans are shy

A Moment in Nature Red-bellied Woodpecker

“The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.” -Dalai Lama