Thursday, December 18, 2014

"To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist, that is all."  ~  Oscar Wilde


Monday, December 15, 2014

Last Days of Autumn

"Late Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end." ~ Remy de Gourmont


Friday, December 12, 2014

Ring-necked Pheasant


Not the best photos of this guy since he doesn't stand still for long.  He has been visiting bird feeders in our neighborhood.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mute Swan



"A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives."  ~ Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tundra Swans in Flight



"We cannot stop the winter or summer from coming.  We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are.  They are gifts from the Universe that we cannot refuse.  But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives."  ~  Gary Zukov (author of The Seat of the Soul)