With a song in my heart

New image: “With a song in my heart” by nature photographer Neal Maine.
Proceeds benefit NCLC.

Q: Do you suppose a Song Sparrow sings because he is grateful?
A: The Song Sparrow sings to attract a mate, as well to defend its territory.

It’s a distinctive time of year; the shorter days nudge many indoors and inspire us to find warmth and comfort with friends and family. Yet, outside, do you suppose that there’s something about the chill in the air that calls for nature to sing a song of rejoice?

Indeed, the land, at the thrill of a winter, finally takes a nap and the habitat quiets to a bare whisper while Mother Nature reminds us who’s really in charge. We are thankful for nature.

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” –Eckhert

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, it is the parent of all others.” –Cicero

“I believe that gratitude is essential as a mindset”. –Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

Quotes offered during a lecture on Gratitude at Fairweather’s by resident artist Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.