Friday, August 19, 2011

This moment – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words August19th

A photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment you want to pause, savour and remember. “This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man.
And borrowed often from whomsoever is carting it around. But a great idea and credit to the originators.
My Moment this week is a follow on from last week's moment here- wildfowl
 

My Moment is a favourite photo of a letter to the Editor of our Observer newspaper in response to their article  the previous week about wildlife that has adopted our street and stormwater detention pond. Fencing regulations drawn up by our local council may impinge on ducklings and other wildfowl following their mums to the ponds if they are fenced off.

 
It was really nice to see this letter written by a well known local wildlife advocate about Gerald and  myself. That made my day. I will be ringing her to thank her.

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13 comments:

Laura said...

Lovely! I am, as always, in awe of you! Here is my moment: http://throughmyinsanityandwhatelseisthere.blogspot.com/2011/08/this-moment.html

Susan Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing this, dear Jim. You have a very kind heart towards non-humans as well :)

Joy always,
Susan

Rimly said...

You are a true animal lover Jim.

http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.com/2011/08/five-people-you-meet-in-heaven.html

Jim said...

Hi Laura, it was just a wee story that evolved out of getting on to our media to alert our community to how waterbirds are now integrating into our urban envoronment and that closed fencing could interfere with that.

Jim said...

Hi Susan. Thanks, just a little that we can do. The best we can do is to blog these issues around endangered animals and try and promote concern for them.

Jim said...

Hi Rimly, that was a very thoughtful guest post from Lisa on your site. Makes one think alright.

Nelieta said...

Excellent Jim and thank you for creating the awareness!

Mine: http://nelietatravellingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/08/moment-in-time_19.html

sheril benedict said...

You care for them a lot ..!! An interesting person Jim

Jan said...

Great post Jim, you are always inspiring.Thanks for sharing this. The critters would be lost without the Jims of this world.

Jessica M said...

Jim that is so great! It shows what people can get accomplished with some compassion mixed with a little action..hey I think I made slogan or something lol ;) Truly you've made a difference in lives of the wildlife in your community and hopefully in some of the perceptions of the people as well.

melissa said...

Wow...your voice is heard. It's a noteworthy cause Jim. Just the way I have it for kids :)

I do hope action is done. Good luck!

tbaoo said...

wonderful idea jim .. there are birds aplenty living in this public garden space .. http://www.tbaoo.com/2011/08/19/friday-moment-19-–-8/

Anna said...

The animals all over the world love you :)