We see what we’re meant to see.

I recently visited John James Audobon State Park in Kentucky. Looking forward to a relaxed weekend in nature, I expected to see all types of birds and wildlife.

Although I didn’t see any unusual birds, I did see what I was meant to see. It’s easy to miss what is around you, sometimes right in front of you, if you focus only on your expectations.

I expected to see wildlife, but what I saw was so much better and meant especially for me. Until I saw the acorns, I had forgotten all about the stories my mother had told me when I was very young . I remember her  cupping the acorns in her hands and explaining to me how the acorns were really fairy dishes.

I would have missed out on this memory of my mother if I had not looked at what was right in front of me and focused only on what I thought I wanted  to see.

Message for World Animal Day/Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.



October 4th is World Animal Day, an international day of action for animal rights and welfare. It’s also the feast day of  St.Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

How can we take action in convincing others of the immediacy of conserving our natural resources, caring for our earth, animals and nature?  Progress is  slow.

Mother Earth is not happy.