A Broken but Glorious World

A Cedar Waxwing gathers food for its long journey south in Purchase, NY.
A Tricolored Heron seems to have found its winter home in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
A Carolina Chickadee foraging for food at Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina this past week.

“As I walked down the avenue, the late afternoon sun was turning the lovely and dying sycamore leaves into fragments of brilliant stained glass, and I said to myself, ‘This alone is worth the price of admission to our broken and glorious world.'” – Linda Larsson

Blue & Gold

An Eastern Bluebird perching on a branch of a maple tree at Bear Mountain State Park.
Doodletown Brook flows through Bear Mountain State Park.
A Northern Harrier glides over a field of tall grass in the golden light of the morning sun at Croton Point State Park.

“Please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice , I don’t know what is.'” – Kurt Vonnegut

Storm of Beauty

American Robin, Rockefeller Park, Pocantico, New York

Tarrytown Lakes, Tarrytown, New York

Red-tailed Hawk, Tarrytown, New York

“When we contemplate the globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars, all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” – John Muir