Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | February 4, 2011

Lessons from Snowy…errr..Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook is, by far, one of my local “sanctuaries.” It is one of the places I know I can go and find solitude, or go and find company. It is the bayshore, it is a beacon and it is a playground to many birds (and birders alike.) Today, it was just the place I needed to be. “The hook” was snowy solace embracing me with hope of new opportunity in my world.

Officer's Row

While a blanket of snow covered structures that have protected NY Harbor since 1776, the stark beauty of red cardinals contrasted that very same blanket of void. As I work through some issues in my own world, places like this remind me that we are but a small spec in the universe.

A collection of Sparrows

Survival comes in many forms, from the battles fought in the 18th century for independence to the Harrier in search of warm blood or the tiniest bird looking for its next nibble of seed. Survival, too, comes in the form of regaining one’s composure and getting back on track.  Thank God for blessings like places like this that can ground you and put things back into the perspective you need. ♥

Beacon of Guidance - Sandy Hook Light

Today’s Bird list included:

White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Fox Sparrow (very vividly rufous,) House Finch, Cardinal, Canada Goose, Brant, Herring Gull,  Many Robins and Starling – as well as a Hungry Harrier circling low over the trees.

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