March 26, 2014 @ 12:57 AM
Early morning exercise fits my schedule, alternating daily between a gym workout and a brisk outdoor walk. While my community has a lengthy tree-lined walking path that affords ample scenes of nature and at times a myriad of wildlife sightings, I welcome a change of venue.
Pair of Tigers with Nassau Hall in background.
My favorite place to walk is the Princeton University campus, right in the heart of downtown Princeton. Founded in 1746, prior to the American Revolution, the main campus is situated on 500 acres, dotted with historic buildings of exquisite collegiate gothic architecture. Nassau Hall, the oldest building on campus, fell briefly to British soldiers during the Battle of Princeton, until reclaimed by George .........
March 9, 2014 @ 6:00 AM
March brought Ash Wednesday this week, the beginning of Lent, and a time of joy - being present in the moment - a time for deep compassion - and of extraordinary giving to others, during the 40 days leading up to Easter. Tonight the clocks jump ahead, another sign that spring is not far behind. It's been a long snowy winter. The nor'easter continued to pile up snow, making life a challange for some people. The harsh weather has even taken its toll on wildlife, as recently reported in the Wall Street Journal. Diving ducks reportedly are having difficulty with frozen lakes and streams, getting hurt when mistaking the ice for water in hunting for food, and then unable to take flight off the slippery ice. Some animals hibernate .........
March 6, 2014 @ 4:30 PM
The preservation of beauty in art, nature and wildlife is something I am very passionate about. Imagination and skill help shape ideals and feelings that are expressed in many creative ways. I hope to keep the beauty alive by awakening the senses and attempting to develop a keen awarenes of its many facets, through my on-line gallery and insights shared on the Blog.
I look forward to comments.
"Our task must be to free ourselves ... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." - ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)