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Araminta
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.....seeing there is no new challenge, I post this one here.

It is an older one, but I love it very much, because it has memories attached to it.

I sat on a chair , just in front of the house,only a few hours after I found my poor husband, who had hanged himself, behind the house. Police and coroner had just left and I sat down.

Then I saw the wrens building their nest, and the feeling got very strong:

yes, inspite of everything that happens, " life is still beautiful" , you only have to look.

So I took my camera, and shot about 200 photos.

Araminta
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O, the day this was taken, was the last day of October 2013.

M-L

alcatraz
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Thanks for posting this Araminta. I find birding an amazing space to be in, away from the problems of the world. Your story is, I think, a beautiful tragedy. Your words are powerful, but your image of that little bird is inspirational, given the context in which it was taken. Thank you.

sue818
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Thanks you for this posting Araminta. I am pleased that you found something so beautiful on such a day.

Sue

WhistlingDuck

Thankyou for posting araminta as I have thought of this often in the last few days as my mother has been ill and has just passed away in a nursing home. It particularly came to mind as i saw a little flock of sparrows sitting on a bush in a light drizzle in a garden courtyard at the home. 

Araminta
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So sorry to hear about your mother, WhistlingDuck. I find nature and music very consoling, both are spaces I can go to , when life gets a bit tough.

My heart goes out to you!

M-L

WhistlingDuck

Thankyou araminta

Woko
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My condolences, too, Whistling Duck. Losing a parent leaves a big hole in one's life.

WhistlingDuck

Thankyou woko ... indeed it does

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