Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Haven: The Comfort of Nature

Gray Squirrel (Sciurus Carolinensis) at McDonald's in Connecticut

November of 2010 was a tragic month. I had to return to Connecticut to try to help Anna and Aaron and to attend the funeral of Aaron's little sister Toni (click here, here, and here).. We had just met Toni seven months earlier when John and I went to New Haven in March. On this November day, I stopped at the McDonald's in Rocky Hill, Connecticut for lunch and thankfully found many sparrows and a squirrel to photograph. Wild animals have always provided me comfort during these tragic times.

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“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?
Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight.

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But even the hairs of your head are all counted.
Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

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“Look at the birds of the air;
they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns,

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and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they?”

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Too often, we feel as if we are all alone. It feels as if the entire world is indifferent to us. I spent time with the birds and the camera as different verses floating through my mind. After a long while of meditation, I knew I was part of Creation and was able to sadly smile and continue to New Haven.



  1. A beautiful and touching post. These critters help us again feel the pulse of the living world.

  2. hei..really says open ur doors and go out side...the whole nature is waiting for u..and once again fantastic snaps..


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