That's death and life, you see. We all shine on. You just have to release your heart, alert your senses, and pay attention. A leaf, a star, a song, a laugh. Notice all the little things, because somebody is reaching out to you.
Qualcuno ti ama.
Somebody loves you.
~ Ben Sherwood, The Death And Life Of Charlie St. Cloud
(iPhone pic - edited with Snapseed - taken 04-20-12 - Gateway Trail - Blacksburg, Virginia)
I had assumed that the Earth, the spirit of the Earth, noticed exceptions -- those who wantonly damage it and those who do not. But the Earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable.
Eastern Towhees tend to be pretty solitary, and they use a number of threat displays to tell other towhees they’re not welcome. You may see contentious males lift, spread, or droop one or both wings, fan their tails, or flick their tails to show off the white spots at the corners. Studies have shown that male towhees tend to defend territories many times larger than needed simply to provide food.
Full link to info about the Eastern Towhee is HERE
It was thrilling to be able to witness this bird behavior.
It was a BEAUTIFUL Wedding and we are so pleased to have Whitney as part of our family.
Cutting the Cake!
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
– Thomas Jefferson
I was quite amazed when I looked at this and saw the goose flying upside down. I guess he's not really flying upside down - but maybe got bumped by one of the others which turned him over - mid flight.
Sometimes I get really LUCKY! I did some more research on this and found that this is called a Whiffling - you can read more about it HERE on Wikipedia. Isn't Nature Amazing?