Wildlife Wednesday

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The beauty and mystery of this world

only emerges through affection, attention,

interest and compassion . . .

open your eyes wide and actually see this world

by attending to its colors, details and irony.”


Orhan Pamuk


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“Once again, we are reminded that awakening,

or enlightenment is not the property of Buddhism,

any more than Truth is the property of Christianity.

Neither the Buddha nor the Christ

belongs exclusively to the communities

that were founded in their names.

They belong to all people of goodwill,

all who are attentive to the secret

which lives in the depths

of their breath and their consciousness.”


Jean-Yves Leloup


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“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention.

This is how we cultivate mindfulness.

Mindfulness means being awake.

It means knowing what you are doing.”


Jon Kabat-Zinn


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“Miracles… seem to me to rest not so much

upon… healing power coming suddenly

near us from afar but upon our perceptions

being made finer, so that, for a moment,

our eyes can see and our ears can hear

what is there around us always.”


Willa Cather


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Appreciation to Tina, at My Gardener Says, for hosting Wildlife Wednesday the first Wednesday of each month.  She has hosted this meme for a little more than two years now, encouraging all of us to notice the wildlife sharing our gardens.

Tina writes:  ” Especially in urban areas, planting for birds, pollinators, and other wild animals helps balance ongoing damage to natural zones and allows our world to heal–if just a little bit–by providing for those who can’t speak for themselves and with whom we share our world.”

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016


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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

5 responses to “Wildlife Wednesday

  1. I need to get to work on that post. 🙂

  2. A lovely array of pollinators photos–always a treat to see them. You give me too much credit for the meme–it’s only once/month–first Wednesday. 🙂

    • Thank you for the correction, Tina. I was wondering why you hadn’t posted recently and hoped you were off having fun somewhere 😉 I’ll check back with you again August 3 ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. farseems

    What a beautiful post, full of gems.

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