There are an awful lot of scientists today who believe that before very long we shall have unraveled all the secrets of the universe. There will be no puzzles anymore. To me, it’d be really, really tragic because I think one of the most exciting things is this feeling of mystery, feeling of awe, the feeling of looking at a little live thing and being amazed by it and how it has emerged through these hundreds of years of evolution and there it is and it is perfect and why.
— Jane Goodall
Two months ago, I noticed that for the first time ever, we had pigeons roosting in our building and the one next to us.
I knew babies had been born when I could hear constant chirping from above but never could get at an angle to see them.
But yesterday, Jingles and I had a front row seat as this pigeon tried to get it's fledgling to fly right outside my son's bedroom window.
I'm not sure if this is mama pigeon or daddy pigeon since both share the responsibility of raising their young.
And both produce crop milk to feed them.
The adult pigeon flew back and forth a couple of times, feeding and enticing the fledgling to spread its wings and fly.
There was a whole lot of flapping going on which was very exciting for Jingles.
And wouldn't you know it, I walked away just long enough to miss the fledgling take flight.
But I didn't miss the Strawberry Moon as it rose tonight.
The full moon marks the halfway point of the month of Ramadan.
Today is also the summer solstice with the longest day of the year.