Sunday, August 21, 2011

Images and Words Week 120: Animals

Greetings from Amy and welcome to week 120 of Images and Words. I'm sorry for my slightly late start this week, but this image took a LONG time to make.  My theme is Animals, which has been done before but it's always a fun theme with lots of possibilities.  Here is my entry:

Compassion for animals

This is part of my series of Images and Words that depict common themes among religions and science with the goal of spreading peace and understanding.  The impetus for this photo was the study about chickens and empathy (quote on the bottom), there wasn't enough room on the photo to explain the study but they specifically studied hens' reactions to seeing their chicks in distress (mild distress, they didn't want to torture cute little chickies!). Around the same time as the study came out I read the quote from the Prophet Mohammad, after that I knew it would be easy to find quotes from other religions.  There's a wonderful Jesus quote about birds, but it's specifically about sparrows and I wanted to use this photo of Francine and the chicks.  BTW, the chicks are almost four months old now so they are big, and they are beautiful, and they are almost ready to start laying eggs!  I hope you will enjoy my theme.

The Rules:

Each week we will post an original photo with words on it. The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography.

Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words. 

Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene .

Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice.

All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here. 

New topics will be posted on Sundays.Posts can be made through Saturday

.One post per person only please.*


  1. I love your picture... the words are on it are great too.

  2. there is so very, very much that man could learn from animals....IF he would ONLY LISTEN!

    love your entry, Amy

  3. In researching quotes, I know I found at least one that said almost exactly that :-)

  4. Here's my fun entry, some of you may have seen this photo quite some time ago as a picture perfect entry for March Madness. Couldn't resist using it again:

    Rockin' Heart Ranch Images & Words. #120

  5. Thanks. Forgot to save after I looked at the draft version.
    Rockin' Heart Ranch Images & Words. #120


    For those not familiar with "MIGRATION POETRY" instructions are provided to read !

    Images & Words #120 "Migration"

  7. Hi Amy and thanks saw this to late yestterday so will put one up today
    love yours

  8. Hi Amy this is a great theme and wondrous wisdom is to be gleaned from your I&W. This week.
    Images And Words ~ Animals in My Case Birds.

  9. I'm sure I commented on this Amy, but here we go again lol

    Awesome pic and perfect quotes and good on you for doing the series!

  10. I'm a little late . Loved the theme , nice picture with great words. Prophet Mohamed loved animals very much.

  11. I m very LATE
    back to the roots .. hello .. dear Mia .. and ...glad to take some time to be here

  12. Frum Philisophy to life...smallest to the largest Animals" is a very kewl Subjekt to theme offa of:)...kewl thanks...LOVE URS ABOOVE VERY KEWL IDEAS to Reflect UPON!..................Q
    here is my tiny animal idea:).since i always in da sky:)