Friday, October 24, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

White Squirrel Redux, it all began......

...back in 2006 when I saw a white squirrel in Fairfield and she knocked my socks off.  I didn't know such beauty existed.  I was on my way to work one Sunday morning very early, and a white squirrel crossed my path. I thought it was God speaking to me directly and so I wrote an Advent sermon about the miracle of white squirrels and Advent.   So me and white squirrels have a long history.  Well, just this week I saw another white squirrel frolicking in my backyard a ye old parsonage in Orange.  I was able to grab my camera and get fairly close.  This one is NOT an albino.  I quote myself below (-8

He was fast and so these are a bit blurry, but I loved seeing her in action.

"And, oh yes.  For the scientists, skeptics, and scoffers among you, there is a scientific explanation for white squirrels....what I learned was if a white squirrel has the traditional black eyes then he is a genetic mutation of the common gray squirrel.  If a white squirrel has pink eyes then he is albino.  So says the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society of the University of Texas. 

And did you know that there are white squirrel colonies in Brevard, North Carolina, Olney, Missouri, and Exeter, Ontario?  And did you know that only one squirrel out of 100,000 squirrels are white?  And that they are extremely vulnerable to predators because of their beauty and inability to camouflage itself?"

White squirrels are miracles of the most natural kind.          

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cardinal time

Well the baseball Cardinals didn't win the pennant but this lovely couple cheered me up.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday at the Feeder

Not quite a feeder photo but at least there's a bird.  Perhaps he's perched watching for innocent fish or some tidbits from the Archimedes shown earlier this week.  Taken on Roosevelt Island, NYC.  East River.