Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Have Faith



A lone robin turns toward the sun,
catching the last rays of light on its ruby-red breast.

When darkness grows around you it is important
to hang on to the smallest glimmer of light.


Those around you may give up,
turn their backs,
lose hope. 


But if you remain,
undeterred,
the light will grow.




"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe
and enough shadows to blind those who don't."
~ Blaise Pascal ~


Funny days of fall,
when nests appear to grow wings,
ready to take flight :)



27 comments:

  1. That nest does look as if it is set to go off into orbit. Lovely words and photos, do you know what kind of bird it is? The last photo appears to have buds on the trees - a harbinger of spring may be?

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    1. Thanks Rosemary, I have updated the post to identify the bird as a robin. They usually leave by this time, but as our winters become milder, some are choosing to tough it out :)

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  2. Welcome Roemary!
    Great quote Blaise Pascal. I love it.
    And the photos are fantastic as usual.
    Are these birds are bullfinches?
    I send greetings.

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    1. I'm glad you like the quote Lucia :) The birds are robins.

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  3. Hello Rosemary,

    I have insert the translate button so everybody can translate the posts on my blogs.

    Greetings,
    Willy

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    1. Thank you Willy! I have gone back to re-read your last post and it is working beautifully :)

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  4. The pictures are so beautiful! 2 and 3 are my favorite :-)
    have a nice evening,
    Dany

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  5. Gorgeous pictures and lovely words by Blaise Pascal, who wasn't only a famous scientist but also a theologist and philosopher, things that went perfectly together in the era he lived in.
    If you just look, you see the most unimagineable things like the winged nest, don't you? Thanks for sharing!
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. Thank you Marian, I always feel like a student explorer on my walks. You never know what nature is going to choose to teach you or show you :)

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  6. Wonderful post, Rosemary - great words of encouragement well-illustrated with your photos.

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    1. Thanks Rick, hope you're having a wonderful week!

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  7. Beautiful pictures Rosemary, in the Netherlands the robin is very different.
    This looks more like a Turdus iliacus.
    Have a nice day.

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    1. Hello Irma, in the spring I find the robin's colouring more intense, black head and bright red breast, especially the males. I believe this is a subspecies called Turdus migratorius.

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  8. Wczoraj w trakcie pisania postu wyłączony został internet. Jestem więc dzisiaj i chcę Ci powiedzieć, że bardzo treść tego postu i zdjęcia podobają mi się. Pozdrawiam.
    Yesterday during the writing subject is off the internet. So I am today and I want to tell you that the very content of this post and photos I like. Yours.

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    1. Thank you Giga, I'm glad your internet is up and running again :)

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  9. Lovely photos, gorgeous light!
    The "nest taking off" is quite strange indeed!! LOL!
    Cheers Rosemary!

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    1. When everything is stripped bare for the winter, we are left to use our imaginations to keep things interesting :)

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  10. Rosemary, the words of poem go well with your pictures. I love the pictures, the trunk and branches look wonderful on the blue sky.

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    1. Thank you Nadezda, the bare branches against the sky always look amazing to me.

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  11. Congrats Rosemary!... for the photos and for the wise words! ;-)

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  12. Lovely poem, first time hearing of Pascal.
    And you fits them well with your great shots!
    By the way, where do Robins go during winter?
    They don't have the ability to fly to my country..
    I thought that winged nest is awesome!! :)

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    1. Hello Ash, I believe the robins go toward Mexico, smart birds :) I wonder where the winged nest is going...

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  13. Great! Um Show Photos! And um Pleasure Visit
    This Space Wonderful! Bela Harvest. health

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    1. Thank you, have yourself a wonderful weekend :)

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  14. Love our Robins. They hide so well in the shade. We are starting to see them here again and it's exciting to watch them eat berries and visit our gardens.

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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