A male Baltimore Oriole shared an Eastern redbud tree with its mate (below) at Croton Point State Park earlier today.
The Eastern redbud, a North American native tree, can be seen growing all over the eastern United States.
This vivid Indigo Bunting was photographed at Harriman State Park earlier this week.
“Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s Party!'” – Robin Williams
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
Conservationist John Muir was among the first to write about the ecological principle of connectedness. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe,” he said.
“Seeing nature is a process, partly, of replacing our arrogance with humility. When we respect the reality which fills the abyss of our ignorance, we begin to see.” – Steven J. Meyers
“I do think we’re being changed and reforged, humbled, and the values of tenderness and care for others may just wind up rising back to the top. Sending love and light across the landscape to all y’all.” – Poet and author Mary Karr