Watchful, on Guard, Birds and William Penn Statue in Treasure Your Life Now – v8-46

by Sheila Finkelstein on December 15, 2012

I’m somewhat at a loss for words today with the undercurrent of the senseless, awful tragedy in Newton, Connecticut yesterday.

(Should you live in a distant section of the world and not be aware of it – a shooter forced his way into a school, Kindergarten through 4th grade, and murdered 20 children and 6 adults.)

My subconscious thoughts, I suppose, are what has resulted in this strange mixture of photos that requested being shared here today.

Today’s Photos

Great Blue Heron's stares

William Penn Statue watches in the distance

Chestnut Breaskted Malkoha in Dreher Park Zoo

The top photo is the alert, watchful head of a Great Blue Heron in Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

In the center photo, though very small, the statue of William Penn atop City Hall in Philadelphia seems to be standing guard. He is quite still and confident, despite the size of the building in the distance. A strange perspective in this photo, I don’t even recall if I was aware that William Penn on the not-visible City Hall would be in it when I focused my camera a few months ago.

The West Palm Beach Dreher Park Zoo bird in the lower photo is also alert, still and watchful. The softness of this Chestnut Breasted Malkoha’s feathers somewhat lessen his harshness.

Self-Reflecting Queries and Relationship Tips
I invite you to simply be with the photos and whatever may be going on in your life, including good and great things.

Do the images relate in any way to anything familiar to you? If so, simply acknowledge and appreciate whatever it is.

Relationship Tip
Particularly in light of the losses referred to at the start of this issue, I invite you to be sure to embrace and touch, including with words, those people in your life most important to you. Remember to include yourself!

Please post what comes up for you in the COMMENTS section below.

Another Bird
As I look now it’s interesting to me, that another “watchful” bird, the feral parrot became the image in my Gift Shop header. He first appeared in Picture to Ponder in March 2006 – Volume 2 – Issue 25.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda B December 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Originally Submitted on 2012/12/17 at 6:31 pm

My first thought on seeing the second photo was, “How did Sheila get that little man to stand on such a perilous ledge?” I was much relieved to find out it was a statue. I love your birds. Each picture seems to be about watching and waiting.


Sheila Finkelstein December 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I’m smiling, Linda. I just posted a photo on your Facebook wall. Jerry Downs shared a photo that had another similar “little man” in a different kind of space.

And thanks so much for your comments and acknowledgment. To perceptive fun and play, all safe! Happy holidays.


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