A lesson from Sea Gulls

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull / Sea Shore / Seagull / Waterfront

“We choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome.”
Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.”
Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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Be a blessing

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Blessings / Clouds / Evening Sky / Maya Angelou

The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.

Maya Angelou 

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Departing from the “norm”!

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Departure / Journies / Nature / Rocks / Trees

I’ve found that I typically wander to the same spots around my home to photograph nature.  It occurred to me that I was not taking advantage of all that surrounds me on this natural paradise that is my home!  These photos are the results of my new “meanderings”!BHI Rock2 BHI rocks BHI Sanderling Little Man What do You SeeThis last photo reminds me of some creature, but I just can’t put my finger on it!  I trust you will enjoy!

What is your window?

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Bald Head Island NC / Contentment / difference / light / Photography / Random Acts of Kindness / Random views of Nature / world view

I tend to view the world from behind my lens, framing things as they come into view.  How do you view your world?  What is beyond that window you are looking through?  Windows can be found in many shapes, sizes and forms.  It is what we do when we look through those windows that helps us stand apart and make a difference!  J.H.HiltonWindow2 Window1

Art for Abotti Cockatoos!

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Andrew Denman / Art / Avian Rescue / Conservation / Indonesia / Indonesian Parrot Project
Indonesian Parrot Project

Renowned artist Andrew Denman has created the first official fine art drawing of an Abbotti cockatoo; one of our beloved Anak Berani’s family members!

Learn more about the artwork of Andrew Denman at
http://www.andrewdenman.com or http://www.facebook.com/Denman.Studios.

One of our most exciting donations yet, this on-of-a-kind original artwork, made exclusively for IPP, will be auctioned off online the weekend of December 19th, 2014. All proceeds go to protect and conserve one of the rarest birds in the world!

To own this masterpiece, private message us at our Indonesian Parrot Project Facebook page with your name, contact details, the phrase “Denman Bid” and the amount you are bidding. Bidding begins Friday, Dec 19th, 12am and closes at midnight on Sunday, Dec 21st. The winning bidder will be notified on December 22nd. Denman’s drawing is valued at $2,500-$3,000 with bidding starting at the reserve price of $2,000. The IPP will post the current high bid amount on their Facebook page twice a day during the bidding period so interested parties will know where the bidding stands.

This is the perfect gift for any wildlife and art lover, and please remember when placing your bids that 100% of the money raised will be used to protect and conserve this rare cockatoo on the brink of extinction. Currently, there are only 20 birds left in the world.

Discovered in 1907 in the Masalembu Archipelago the birds were in plenty till the 1980’s when trappers from Sumbawa and Bali took the birds by the hundreds and soldiers shot them for sport. In 1994 only five birds were left on one island. The Indonesian Parrot Project has been working in earnest on Masakambing Island to protect and conserve these rare birds and have brought the current population up to twenty. Money is needed to protect and create more habitat for the birds, plant additional foodstuffs and to continue an extensive ongoing education program for children and adults alike throughout the archipelago.

The photo below is a sneak preview of Andrew’s work in progress. Check back on our page again December 10th for the newest update, and then see the final work on December 16th, 2014. The piece is an original graphite drawing on watercolor board and measures 13.5 x 27 inches, unframed. The Indonesian Parrot Project thanks Andrew Denman for his generous donation.

Please share with all your friends and contacts, and get ready to place your bids starting December 19th!

Happy Holidays from the Abbotti’s!

Indonesian Parrot Project

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