This monthly feature highlights 3 blog posts from the past month that exemplify the Zen nature lessons of Attention, Acceptance, and Responsibility. I encourage you to take a moment to enjoy these thoughtful posts.
Vickie of Vickie Henderson Art gave us a two-for-one lesson in zen attention. In "A Robin's Cap", photos taken of a robin allowed her to learn more about this common bird, its features and its behaviors. And in "Just a Robin", by really paying attention to a robin, she moved toward never using that phrase again.
People often mistake the "hummingbird moth" for a real hummingbird. Check out "The Sphinx Moth" on the Birds 'n Such blog to read more about this imposter. Make sure to take time to view the video.
Well I haven't done this before but I'm going to highlight a recent post from my own blog to reinforce a lesson in zen acceptance. My post "Birds I Don't Have in My Yard" talks about cardinals and wrens and woodpeckers that I don't have in my yard, even though I feel I do "all the right things".
But we can't MAKE nature happen and although we try as hard as we can, "there are no guarantees" in nature. I enjoy what I do see - and I see plenty - and I am grateful for every bird that graces my yard.
Part of our zen responsibility (at least as far as I define it) includes "a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation". Don & Lillian Stokes' post "Birding for Kids" provides tips and resouces about birding with kids.
Remember, our children need to learn to appreciate nature now in order to want to protect it in the future.