Monday, December 23, 2013
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Hope you are enjoying this busy holiday season. I know it does get hectic, but really, if you didn't have the family gatherings, the shopping, the cooking, etc., wouldn't life seem just a little boring?
Holidays have been celebrated by all cultures since the beginning of time. There is a reason for it.
It's part of who we are!
So, enjoy it. Find the joy in everything you do!
And happy holidays!
Sunday, December 01, 2013
"I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds and bowers..."
-Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet
I live by the water, so as I exit my home and walk outdoors, the birds on the river look at me and fly away.
There is such abundance of wildlife here....various species of ducks, geese, herons, grebes, coots, muskrats, snakes, eels, and of course, fish. Sometimes I'll watch a diving duck disappear under the water only to emerge with his dinner. There have been times when I will see a new unidentifiable creature, only to find that it's an migratory bird, a new one for my life-list.
And always, there is the quiet.
Long Island has an abundance of wildlife areas: county, state and national parks, wetlands, the pine barrens, undeveloped areas, which are all natural habitats for a variety of creatures.
Take a walk or drive to the park near where you live and witness this for yourself. Take a break from the shopping and crowds! You may be pleasantly surprised!