Saturday, September 14, 2019

Quote of the Day (Carl Safina, on Long Island’s Eastern Shore in Mid-September)

“By mid-September the light has paled. Sunrise comes later, dusk earlier. The dawn bird chorus, so energizing in the spring and early summer, is gone. Only Blue Jays announce the day, their raucous calls ringing through the cooling mornings. No mockingbirds play minstrel to the dead of night, or issue their aubade. That’s not to say the world has fallen silent. Insects fill the air with a deep-pile trill that carpets every corner of night, colors the dusk, and tints the morning. It is time for their cadenza.”— Blue Ocean Institute founder Carl Safina, The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World (2012)

(Photo of Carl Safina taken by Carl’s Crew on Feb. 7, 2011.)

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