Good morning, to see Dan’s photo without the black tab, please visit his Instagram where you can enjoy his many captures of wildlife.. and his beautiful shots of nature. https://www.instagram.com/dancadphotography/
This female Grosbeak is the only one I have personally seen this winter. Last winter we had so many of her “family /relatives” it was an amazing winter to spend time with them and watch their antics. This year she has been on her own. Thank you Daniel for this wonderful picture of her. Your patience was rewarded, and I’m delighted to be able to show her off to our readers.
His top picture was one I copied (with his permission) some time ago, I was having a difficult time with “grief” and a bit of “loneliness”.. This winter for some reason, even tho’ it will going on 4 years this spring, since my husband passed – I have had a few bouts of what I call “tortured anguish”. I found Dan’s picture (the top one) made me feel “peaceful” it helped me to touch deep within me.. I allowed my mind to focus on the softness and the gentle spirit that he captured when he took the photo.
I’ve seen him standing stock still in minus degree temperatures.. for long stretches at a time, he actually seems to become part of the landscape.. I’d come up to my feeders and not even realize that he was there, he would be so quiet and still. In meditation and prayer I have been known to sit in stillness lost in the moment of NOW. I’ve meditated/prayed in Grand Central Station, it is a quiet that takes time to master, but once we find that “state of Being” it is one we cherish. However we all know, it isn’t always easy to “BE” we can’t just flick a switch and we’re there.
You can be with God by having a prayerful mind. Let’s pray for World Peace. We are all one big family. Let’s start by praying for the happiness of those around us.Perfect Liberty 2022.11