Peace, Love, Pulse.

Rainbow Flag Picture credit: Wikipedia   A week ago, our world changed in Orlando forever and it has taken this long to be able to write about what has happened here. Words of love and hope have come to Orlando from all over the World, but for those who live here, we are all still mostly […]

Secrets

Artistic view of how the world feels like with schizophrenia Picture credit: Craig Finn (schizophrenia patient)   A story on our news this morning was impossible for me to ignore. Many of you know that I was Nurse in California years ago, but what you may not know, is where I worked and what I […]

Invictus in Orlando

Archery at the Invictus Games,  September 12, 2014  London Picture credit: Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Logico,  US Navy   There was a joyful announcement on our local News station here this morning that needs to be shared with all of you. This year’s Invictus Games will be here in Orlando from May 8-12,  at […]

A River Otter Rescue

River otters,  (not the ones in the story):  Lontra Canadensis Picture credit: Dmitry Azovtsev   This morning there was a sweet story on our local TV news about three tiny river otter babies who were rescued recently and right now are fighting for their lives. It was disappointing that after spending  most of the day calling […]

So Long Sonar!

This awesome picture of a Pacific Blue whale is courtesy of NOAA fisheries!   The United States Navy has made me a fan once again, with this latest move to save the lives of so many of our threatened and endangered Ocean wildlife. Over the past few years in this very Blog, I have written ad nauseam about […]

Not Extinct~

              A Galapagos Tortoise  Picture credit: Matthew Field        A Sierra Nevada Red Fox  Picture credit: NPS   Extinction is a dirty, ugly word and usually we, the two-leggeds are to blame, but this week is a time to celebrate, for two rare and exciting sightings have caused great joy around the Globe. This post is about two extremely rare and endangered creatures […]

269: Please, Remember This Number

An innocent  Baby Calf Picture credit: Wikipedia   Many years ago when my daughter was quite young, we happened to be at a place where an ugly truth was just feet away from where we spent the night. It was in a tiny town in North Central California and what happened there that night changed […]

Puget Pride

Killer Whales or Orcas Picture credit: Robert Pittman NOAA   This story is for Adam,  whose heart is as big as the Ocean, the Orcas and all the sea creatures that he loves so much. Killer Whales or Orcas are the largest Dolphins. This beautiful mammal is an intelligent, fun-loving, playful, family oriented and devoted […]

Water

A drop  of Water Picture credit: José Manuel Suarez   The absence from this obviously addictive pleasure, has left me with a great deal of time to ponder what the subject of the first posting here would be, after being cleared by my Doctor to resume a somewhat normal life. Before beginning,  I must take the time to say, […]

New Blog~

If you think that Organic and GMO foods are not a high stakes industry, please do take a look at this picture. Credit: Compiled by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper   If you might have wondered where I have been, this is where: http://organicopinion.wordpress.com/ It was the result of a bad shopping excursion that was the very last straw. Hope you […]

I am an ALLY, are you?

I AM AN ALLY Picture credit:  I AM AN ALLY FACEBOOK PAGE   I was just about to write about two Endangered Birds this morning,  when this came in my email. The Birds can wait until tomorrow,  this is much more important to me and millions of others around the world. First let me say, that I […]

Earth Day Memories, then and now~

Stuntman Dar  Robinson and Actor/Environmentalist Iron Eyes Cody, two kind and gentle men.   Many years ago in California, I had the privilege of meeting a person who was often shown in commercials to tug at the heart-strings of us all,  to treat our Planet or Mother Earth better. This man and I were introduced one night at the Artists […]

We Must Speak Even Louder

Wild Orcas as they were meant to be,  free and hunting in the Norwegian Sea. Picture credit: Wolfgang Hägele   Yesterday in California,  more than a million voices, via their signatures on a petition, were  raised up against the continuing captivity of  Orcas at Sea World San Diego, but they simply could not compete with those of […]

There, but for the Grace of God?

Daniel Andreas San Diego Picture credit: Unknown   On our news this morning was the story of a very dangerous suspect, being sought by the FBI in Hawaii, for some bombings in California. Well, you know that they had my undivided attention, as soon as I heard the words animal activists and bombings used in the […]

Powerless Panther

The beautiful Florida Panther Picture credit: SFWMD   A California water Company was just given permission by the St. John’s Water board to double their daily take of our water this week, even though we are in the third year, of a four-year drought, here in Lake County and Central Florida. In the three recent drought  years,  our […]

Masticating Mollusks~

Oyster Sloop, Cos Cob Painting credit: Frederick Childe Hassam   The sun is out here in our part of the  Sunshine State  for the first time this week, the rain has finally stopped, although we desperately needed it, but nearly a week of not seeing sunlight, got to be a bit overwhelming. And with this bright […]

Evan’s Endeavor~

Evan’s proposed Merit Badge for the BSA to protect Endangered Animals Picture credit: Evan Nelsen   In my mail this morning came a delightful surprise, a petition created by a very young man with a passion for animals. He is Evan Nelsen from Minnesota and he is petitioning the  Boy Scouts of America,  to create a new Merit […]

Their World, Their Future~

ARKive – Images of Life on Earth Picture credit: Animal World   As  the world celebrates a New Year, my thoughts are as usual,  focused on animals. Recently there has been a lot of reflection and or controversy about the ESA, the Endangered Species Act turning 40 and whether or  not it is, gasp, still necessary. Merely writing these […]

Going Green

                                                   A Florida Snail Kite and Wood Stork                                                                       Picture Credits: FFWS & Steve Hillebrand FWS   May we all share a prayer on this  ” World Aids Day.”   Although this is meant to be a  “Good News”  Sunday story, it comes with an  itsy, bitsy,  but…… It was just announced that a long time, […]

Take Two

                       A Loggerhead Sea Turtle  Credit: NOAA                                            Silver Springs Florida in 1886     Thank God it is ” Good News”  Sunday. What a ghastly, awful week of news this has been for animals. But, there have also been two good happenings  in our local animal news, so, with that bright thought in […]

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