Archive for the ‘Animal Conservation’ Tag

Living With Nature   Leave a comment

There were bulls and calves and mothers of calves jumping like puppies when a trailer overflowing with rolls of hay pulled up to the gate.

One of the proud and muscular bulls stood not far off on a hill watching, waiting, wise, protective, wary for all that he has seen – All that’s gone before in his still unsure, all enclosed, forever-dependent life.

A smile wide with joy inside soon was stung by sorrow… Surrounded by town-homes and billboards of new homes coming; a strip mall in the distance – How long before this scene and all of its inhabitants soon shall be no more.

Tears that follow  joy are steady streams transporting the Spirit, released through love, ever resident in our heart.




The Rosetta Spoonbill and the Photographer   Leave a comment

I will allow you to come near

And trust you will not intrude

Although your contraption looks absurd

You stare and speak with kindly words

You say you’re fascinated by my plumage and my bill


Our Creator gave me a lifetime lasting covering

With this wonderful added utensil

For I can forage, and I can fly

I can prune my wings and in this warm sun stand here and dry


What of you, oh two-legged creature squatting there

With that thing raised to your eye


Covered almost head to toe

You must have something to hide




Seeking Shade from the Mid-Day Sun   Leave a comment

There are some days that are filled only with the present

And the future is hardly a thought

Trusting God with tomorrow

I pray no fear for these creatures here

And that we who call ourselves civilized

Realize how much every single life matters


We Came from Madagascar – The Lemur –   Leave a comment

We’re living in a sanctuary a continent from home

Where we’re loved and we’re protected before our numbers die

Without co-existence of all life a priority

All that lives one day could be

Subject to extinction – Myakka City, FL


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