‘The simple news that Nature told’

A handful of American coots (Fulica americana) enjoying a sunny afternoon in the water (169_6961)

This is my letter to the world,
That never wrote to me, —
The simple news that Nature told,
With tender majesty.

Her message is committed
To hands I cannot see;
For love of her, sweet countrymen,
Judge tenderly of me!

— Emily Dickinson

Looking along the banks of the creek toward woodlands (165_6531)

[first photo shows American coots (Fulica americana)]

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