Moving Forward

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Count me among the many with a great admiration for Pope Francis. His recent Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of Love” provides plenty of reflections on life in the family. A couple of excerpts include the following: “No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love.”

“I thank God that many families, which are far from considering themselves perfect, live in love, fulfill their calling and keep moving forward, even if they fall many times along the way.”

 

Two Birds for Today

 

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A Yellow-rumped Warbler in Irvington, New York. A sure sign that spring migration is underway.

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A Ruby-crowned Kinglet stopped briefly at a cherry tree in our neighborhood before moving on. They are almost constantly on the go. The Kinglets can flash a ruby-red crown when they are excited – apparently this photographer didn’t make the cut.

The 2016 Audubon Photography Awards have been announced and I was lucky enough to have three photos included in the Top 100 gallery. My photos are numbers 54, 59 and 91.

A Time for Quiet

The ends of the earth stand in awe at the sight of your wonders. – Psalm 65

010203040506070910111213sheep 15The 2010 Windland Smith Rice “Zoos and Aquariums” Category Winner was captured at the Bronx Zoo when a Western Lowland Gorilla became intrigued by a fearless Mallard duckling. It was displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in 2011.

All photos © Tom Warren… With gratitude.