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I glanced out the window and saw something drifting down from the sky.  At first I thought them the biggest snow flakes I’d ever seen.But when I went to the window I saw that they were in fact feathers. I looked up and around, and there it was on top of a nearby utility pole, a hawk feeding on its kill.

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As I tried to focus my camera around the oak tree branches … thank goodness, they are still bare … the hawk stopped feeding, spread its wings and flew away only to be immediately replaced by another hawk. A mating pair perhaps.

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These were large birds but it was not a sunny day so perhaps their outstretched wings which seemed so large to me cast no shadows down below and that’s why all the people standing on the sidewalk below the pole never noticed nature at work above them.

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I am indeed perplexed by this world today – the ugliness, the violence, the pettiness, and the thoughtlessness – but I do find serenity in the woods.

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Even as I compose this post I hear birds around me in the cityscape and so …

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… I think I shall rise to go outside with my camera and see what birds in city branches I might capture on this beautiful day.

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These birds, berries and branches were photographed this past weekend in parks located in Boston, Newton and Saugus.

 

 

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Here’s a new woven scarf designed by Donna McNett using a photograph of the stenciled wall inside Trinity Church. Available now in the shop. It’s meant to be worn but I do love how the light shines through.

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This winged beauty landed in the tree across the street just as we entered the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. https://www.mass.gov/locations/breakheart-reservation

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Bubbles forming in a stream at Kennard Park, Newton. I like how you can see the reflection of the trees above in the surface of the bubbles.

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Dorcas is one of a set of two windows purchased by William Amory (1808-1888) in memory of his parents Thomas Coffin Amory (1767-1812) and Hannah Rowe Linzee Amory (1775-1845).

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Located in the north transept of Trinity Church in Copley Square, the window was installed between 1877-1878. According to the literature, both the Amory and Linzee families had long been associated with the parish which was found in 1733. Designed and executed by Burlison & Grylls of London, the window depicts the biblical figure of Dorcas, a woman of wealth, who aided those who were in need. In this case the artist shows Dorcas throwing a garment over someone beseeching her for aid.

 

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It is a beautifully rendered window full of drama and rich colorful detail. See for yourself when you have the chance: http://trinitychurchboston.org/visit/tours

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