“The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages”. —Virginia Woolf
“The average species persists for something like ten million years. Because this cycle of emergence/extinction has been in place for more than three billion years, vastly more species have been lost to extinction than exist today. Very infrequently, a whole bunch of niches will close at the same time, triggering what is known as a…
“I threw myself into the delighted atmosphere of the moment with great joy.” The Mermaid and The Bear by Ailish Sinclair
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. Saint Francis de Sales
There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while. Tom Hanks
Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. Saint Francis de Sales
Week #5 observing and recording a video of a wild pair of Pileated Woodpecker who choose to nest in a pole on Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary property. The European Starling nest is not vacant as two of the fledges are learning to forage for food for themselves from a lower cavity their parents have left….
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
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
Week #3 The Juvenile Starling fledged and the bees appear to have made a nest in one of the cavities this Pileated Woodpecker will eat the bees.
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…
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…