“We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.”
— Henry Beston, circa 1925
My darling husband finally got the webcam happening. It’s not perfectly sharp full screen and live 24hrs a day, but I can se what they’re up to in the daylight hours, and it refreshes every minute. Yay !
Saw this after work yesterday – superb, amazing, shocking, dreadful, inspiring, and beyond beautiful. Despite our restricted budget, we bought the book – so many images of rare truth, it was heartening to see our natural envirnonment cherished, and lovingly portrayed. I am re-energised, and want to photograph the world again.