A Rock Pigeon takes flight from the cool waters of a creek that leads to the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, New York. One way pigeons can find their way home from great distances is by sensing the earth’s magnetic fields.
May the wonder of something as commonly seen as a pigeon always find a way to lift your spirits.
A Song Sparrow greets the day with a morning song and a pair of White-tailed deer share a peaceful moment alongside the Hudson River.
“The voice of the natural world is the resonance of the divine voice. Here the human enters into the divine order, since the divine in itself is not directly accessible to human intelligence or understanding.” – Thomas Berry The Sacred Universe
“Poetry gives us access to those reasons of the heart which reason cannot fathom. Only the poet within each of us has eyes for the inherent sacredness of nature.” – David Steindl-Rast Essential Writings
“God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness and for compassion.” – Desmond Tutu
Certainly left off the guest list for the royal wedding but dignified nonetheless, this Royal Tern performs a majestic landing alongside the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
“Each in our own way, we need to return to our ancient heritage as guardians of the Earth, so that we may once again be present here, holding the Earth with our hearts and souls as well as in our minds and hands.” – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee – Spiritual Ecology
Every living thing is delicately balanced to live in a special place and in a special way. It is imperative that we protect this delicate balance in nature. We need to care for our common home.
The Veery, Green Heron and Common Yellowthroat are among the many birds that gather, in spring, at two of my favorite places; Rockefeller State Park and Halsey Pond in New York.