The blog has been a bit quiet of late. And as one of my mentors David DuChemin says, “My heart has run out of words.” Between social changes, and restrictions, to a world-wide outpouring of grief and cry for justice, it has left some with mental whiplash.
Yet as David says, “We’ve got so much, we are healthy, safe, and have gratitude for what we do have.” For those who don’t know David’s work, he has been involved for over twenty years with several NGOs (Non Government Organisations) at work in several countries, including Africa, India and Afghanistan. And he says of the current situations, “I hope it has long been abundantly clear that I will always fall on the side of compassion, justice, the oppressed and the broken. I just don’t have words right now.”
Words just don’t seem sufficient.
So while I’ve been quiet, in-fact there have been a few things happening in the field.
All of them items for which both EE and I are grateful that we have been graced to enjoy.
- My Flickr friend, and commenter on our blog, David Nice, was kind enough to advise of the location of a nesting pair of Black-shoulded Kites.
- We managed a week of really great weather.
- Shivering cold mornings and glorious sunny days.
- Windless weather.
- Right in the middle of the young Black-shoudlered Kites fledging and learning to hunt.
There are a lot of images here. Mind, it is but a tiny part of the bulging folio of photo-story that EE and I have been able to make over the past couple of weeks.
Let’s begin at the end, today, and see how these amazing little creatures are beginning their lives.