Starting with a Starling

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Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis) visit this particular tree only in its peak fruiting season. I often walk down the path where a row of these trees grow, and throughout the year, I see it grow from a small bud, to flower, to an unripe fruit, then to the point when it is almost going to fall. That is when a huge flock of them visit, ever so carefully picking the ripest of the ripe.

2014 has come to a close. Whenever the year ends- we hear the buzz of new year’s resolutions, and decide to reflect on the past years successes, failures and celebrate the coming of a brand new year of opportunities and possibilities. We are excited to move forward and anticipate the future ahead of us.

Everything in nature simply moves, swiftly, silently, serenely. If you’ve ever observed a bird’s movement- there’s not an inch of awkwardness, even the picking of a fruit is done so perfectly its hard to believe. Here’s their secret. They live and seize the moment.

With all the distractions we as human’s have, it’s hard to reach the precision of nature, but my new year’s resolution is to follow this:

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have.”

-Eckhart Tole 

Happy new year 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Starting with a Starling

  1. Inspiring post and resolution! The moments you have captured in your striking photographs certainly help convey what can be appreciated and learned if we stay focused on ‘the now’ – Nature is surely the perfect teacher and clearly you are a great student! Wishing you an infinity of great moments in nature in 2015!

    1. Thank you, Alistair! 🙂 I’m really glad you like my pictures. As for the resolution, I’m trying in every little way to incorporate it into my life! Wishing you a great, happy and healthy new year.

    1. Thank you so much! I really like your blog as well. You have some amazing pictures & poetry 🙂 Wishing you an awesome year too!

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