Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thoughts for the Season

Warmest Weekend Wishes from a soon-to-be snowy Bon Bon Pond. After a dusting last evening, the forecasters are predicting more precipitation today with snow fall of several inches on the horizon for Saturday night and into Sunday. 

For us cold weather aficionados,  this is most welcome news.  I knew something was in the offing Friday morning when I stepped outside at 8:00 a.m. and was greeted with the now familiar  horn blasts of our area resident Trumpeter Swans. The family of six was flying low and headed for the St. Croix River.  Safe travels, my beautiful feathered friends.
Sheila "The Swan Lady"

The sight and sounds of these magnificent birds filled me with awe and got my day off to a great start.  Each time I see a Trumpeter I say a silent and heart-felt thank you to the late Sheila Lawrence. The Swan Lady is now in heaven, but her legacy lives on in each new cygnet.  Sheila's life’s work on behalf of an endangered species is a testament to the belief that one person can make a difference.

This holiday season, channel Sheila and make that difference—to a child, to a pet, to a wild animal, to a shut in, to a stranger.


“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
―Mahatma Gandhi


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