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These photographs have someone’s name on them.  This young Pale Headed Rosella descended into the garden this afternoon, helping me fulfil a promise to capture the visit.  I’ll keep an eye out for it in coming days to see if I can catch some better shots.

pale headed rosella #3

pale headed rosella #1

A friend sent me this quotation today. It speaks to me of the human spirit and the impacts that the actions we take today, right now, have on our future.

Thank you Cheryl. ❤

ripples - iStockphoto

ripples – iStockphoto

To Be Hopeful – Howard Zinn
To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasise in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places — and there are so many — where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvellous victory.