“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” ~ Charles Darwin
Hello, my friends! I hope the sun is shining on your little corner of the world today. It’s a beautiful fall day at the Fairfield House. The maple tree tosses golden leaf confetti every time I pass by and the wild thing, now dubbed Puss E. Cat amuses herself by chasing the wind.
Last week was a different story. Still recovering from Hurricane Sandy’s blow, we were hit with a Nor’easter that delivered snow. I am usually overjoyed at seeing the season’s first snow flakes, but all I could think of were the people left homeless or still without power.
When I returned to the Fairfield House after the hurricane, I discovered that even some animals had lost their homes.
Scout and I came upon a swan that has relocated in the aftermath of Sandy to the pond on the property between the house and river.
I don’t think animals experience the same sense of loss that we do. They are focused on the moment, not recalling the past or anticipating the future. If they weren’t present in their life, they would never be able to survive. Animals adapt and adjust. Life goes on in the here and now—what a wonderful place to be.