I hope you’ll read and enjoy this short “Peek-a-Boo, I See You!” post by FeyGirl at “Serenity Spell”. To me, it’s a sweet reminder of how delicate and precious life is in the world we live. FeyGirl devotes her site and work to nature and is an advocate for the Florida Everglades.
Her quote from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist and conservationist, was especially meaningful to me. I think you’ll enjoy her pictures, as well. Here it is:
Peek-a-Boo, I See You!by FeyGirl on August 9, 2013 (© Christina Chappell and SerenitySpell.com 2013)
“We cannot live without the Earth or apart from it, and something is shrivelled in a man’s heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of men.” ―Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek
On August 8, 1896, one of Florida’s greatest novelists and conservationists was born: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Although she grew up in Washington D.C., Rawlings settled in rural Florida, writing about the land and people of her surroundings. Her works included the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Yearling, and Cross Creek, an autobiographical account of life in her beloved Florida — she loved her hammocks. Happy birthday, Marjorie!
One of my favorite spots, the flatwoods of Cypress Creek Natural Area
A warm, long-overdue hullllo and peek-a-boo from the depths of South Florida, to the blogging world — I’ve missed you all so!
Nearly stumbling about this sweet juvenile gator in Grassy Waters Preserve. Hullo, fella!
Pat from the ol’ kitchen table