|River Otter at Salt Creek with a starry flounder.|
There are many themes circulating around Christmas, including the idea of peace and hope in the birth of Christ, but the theme of gift-giving is by far the strongest and brightest in America - and we all know how that's exploded into a banquet of excess.
Once again, the natural world reminds us to keep in touch with the necessities in life, and how the Earth can provide for us all.
What truly matters most? Food, shelter, warmth, love, family, friends, and of course a few indulgences like chocolate or wine. But if we have more than we need, perhaps it's a good idea to just stop, or perhaps share what we have with those who lack. Generosity can be a beautiful thing.
There is enough to go around, and around, and around...