Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Soothed by Mother Nature

I was recently reminded of the beautiful wildlife near our home in America. Not long before coming to Iraq, I watched a mother goose and her goslings cross the road. The last of the seven babies had a hard time jumping up the curb, so I hopped out of the car and gave him a boost. Understanding that only the strong survive, I still didn't want to see the baby chick get left behind. I think he had a lame leg.

When I saw this picture of a hen and her ducklings, I couldn't help but smile at the memories. Even as a young Boy Scout, I've always enjoyed flora and fauna, which pleases the eye and brings joy to the heart.

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