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.”
A Yellow-rumped Warbler in Irvington, New York. A sure sign that spring migration is underway.
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.
“You sanctify whatever you are grateful for.” – Anthony De Mello S.J.
“I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower – the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.” – Helen Keller
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann
“True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.” – St. Francis of Assisi
Still and statuesque, a Great Blue Heron seems to be taking in the inspiring view of the Palisades from a wooden perch on the Hudson River.