Friday, September 2, 2011
Shelter From The Storm
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".
We live just a few minutes from the Wildlife Center Of Virginia, where they rescue all kinds of injured birds and animals, nurse them and return them to the wild. I went on a tour there once, very interesting. So when I saw this picture in the paper, I knew I had to snap it and show you. The Center has over 100 baby squirrels that were blown from their nests in the recent hurricane. They range in age from one to three weeks, and most haven't opened their eyes yet. They need to be fed almost all day, and the workers must refrain from talking baby talk to them, because they want them to grow up scared of people, like they should be when they are released in the wild.
"Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest-
I would flee far away...
I would hurry to my place of shelter
far from the tempest and storm."