“Day that I die” by the Zac Brown Band just played and triggered a strong feeling of gratitude in me. It occurred to me that I am fortunate to have a true quest to pursue. This quest is mine and my reason for getting up in the morning. I may be tilting at windmills or suffering delusions. Please refrain from attempts to correct me as the damage would be severe should I find that what I perceive to be good work, work that will better people’s lives and aid in appreciation and conservation of our wildlife and wild places, was a figment. I also appreciate all my friends that see and wonder at both the flesh, and deeper, the bones of nature and indulge my attempts at self expression and creativity. I believe I have enough passion and am developing the skills to recruit others to our club, to have them see what we see.
Just the thought of the past weeks observations in the field brings a smile to my face. I have been a student of nature a long time yet I saw behaviors, landscapes, and species new to me. I rest comfortable in the knowledge that this will always be the case. I want to share with you and others and look forward to hearing more of your experiences, insights and varied perspectives. I have much to learn!