Solitude

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Poet

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A lone Great Egret at twilight, patiently on the hunt for frogs or fish in a Minnesota wetland.  I sat by myself on the shore and quietly watched this graceful bird.

Survival

“God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.  He does not unearth the good that the earth contains, but He puts it in our way, and gives us the means of getting it ourselves.”

~Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881), American novelist and poet

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A Bald Eagle having just captured his prey on a frigid day in Minnesota.  The temperature was about -5 degrees.  Brrrr…