Enjoying Being Present with Seagull, Kestrel and Starling 1/16/14

Flashback 2012 – Prayed for snowfall on Oregon grape this Monday, January 16th.

January 16, 2012 signatureFlashback 2013 – Flicker on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. This is my pick photo for today and it stars a flicker visiting a tree by my dentist’s office.

January 16, 2013 signatureToday is Thursday, 2014, and the first thing I saw this morning was the moon setting.  It was pretty warm (for winter) and a lot of snow had melted where I was.

1:16:13 moonset sigThen I saw lots of lovely birds at lunch and on my way home.  Here is an awesome seagull visiting the ponds.  It was watching ducks being fed then took off in disappointment when no food was shared.  I was taking pictures and other people were doing the feeding.  Even though seagulls are the state bird, many times people are mean and don’t like them.  I love them.

1:16:13 seagull sig1:16:13 seagull taking off sig1:16:13 flying seagull sigStarlings are very shy and don’t let people get too close, because people are often mean to them, also.  I love them, though, and think they are beautiful and entertaining.  I love all the little birds that lots of people don’t seem to enjoy.

1:16:13 a starling sig1:16:13 a starling beak up sigThis following photo really shows off the iridescent colours.

1:16:13  starling sigI was lucky to be able to get this kestrel in a tree on my way home.  People enjoy kestrels in the city now more than they used to.  In the past they were killed as pests and a threat to chickens (though if you saw how tiny these guys are you’d wonder how people thought that).

1:16:13 kestral sig
“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”
~George Washington Carver

Namaste ~ Raven

Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!

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