Microbeads Petition

This toothpaste has harmful and nasty microbeads in it   My Dear Readers, this will be short and sweet. A petition was just sent to me and not only did I sign and share it,  I also wrote about it a few months ago on one of my other Blogs:   What Do 7 UP, Micro […]

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 […]

Floridian Lab Rats

A female aedes-albopictus Picture credit: CDC   If you are coming to Florida any time soon, you may wish to avoid our lovely lower Keys. But, why you may ask? They are the most breathtaking place in this state, so what could possibly make you want to avoid them? Well, how do you feel about millions of Frankenstein mosquitoes that […]

A New Blog!

Greetings Dear Readers and Followers~   It is here for your consideration: Flawless Pandemonium   While we were away  this week,  a new Blog was busy percolating in my head. It is now up and it is my fondest wish that some of you may come to see it. This new Blog concerns the Corporate Bullies […]

Beepocalypse

A bee performing the miracle that keeps the whole world running~ Picture credit: Bob Peterson/ Jacopo Werther   If like us, Spring at your house means working in your garden and/or your yard, here are some things that you may wish to consider before you begin. In my email this morning was a new round of pleading from one of my favorite […]

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 […]

Bye Bye Butterflies

The stunning Monarch Butterfly on its life-giving Milkweed. Picture credit:  Tiago J. G. Fernandes   When our time on this planet is over, how do you think that our generation of humans or our species will be remembered? If the rapid rate of death for so many Threatened and Endangered Species is any indicator, we […]

Back From The Brink

                     On Left:  A beautiful Brown Pelican                                                           On  Right: A  gorgeous Bald Eagle Picture Credits:  On  L:  SFWMD  and On  R:  Keta Design   It’s  “ feel good Sunday ”  and the story today is one that makes me personally, deliriously happy. When I was in College a professor once told the class that 99% […]

Peddling Poison

Our baby Breanna at four months~   As you may already know,  we have an Airedale named Breanna,  who is unashamedly,  the center of our universe. We are very careful about everything that touches her life, especially the food that she eats, which is why the news this morning was  so hard to hear. I/we know that […]

Lagoon Lunacy?

A bottlenose dolphin in Florida waters Picture credit: NOAA   On our news this morning was a brief story about the suspected cause of all the recent bottlenose dolphin deaths along the Atlantic Coast, including our own Indian River Lagoon. The conclusion reached and reported, was that the dolphins had possibly contracted a virus. Although, […]

Lethal Lagoon

                                            A bottlenose dolphin in the Banana River                                                                  The Indian River Lagoon Picture credit: NASA                                                                                                        Picture credit: USFWS   When most people think of Florida, the first image that comes to mind, may be our crystal clear or turquoise water, followed closely behind by our glorious wildlife. But, that beautiful image is in grave danger of becoming only […]

If You Knew~

Our Mimosa Tree with a Brown Swallowtail   If you are like me, you love to spend the summer outside, planting and spoiling your yard and/or your gardens and taking great delight in the myriad of colorful things that come to enjoy them with you~ As you can imagine, Florida, being a tropical paradise, has as many gorgeous plants, […]

Beautiful, Beneficial Bats

 A beautiful Endangered Gray Bat Photo credit:  Dr. Renn Tumlison   This Issue is one that I wrote about some time ago, but recent news has reminded me once again, that the crisis for this animal has not only not gone away, but has gained momentum and appears to now be an out of control situation:    Biological Diversity […]

The Liebster Award

Thank you  so much to  yooshinate  for nominating me for this lovely and kind Liebster Award. Her Blog is a fascinating, inspiring and joyous place to learn about how to live life to the absolute ultimate.   About the Award: 1. This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. 2. […]

Global Guinea Pigs~

A Guinea Pig Stable   If right now,  I asked you what the most important thing is, that you should or could do, to protect yourself and those you love, including your pets, from harm, you would probably come up with some pretty good answers, but more than likely, you would be well short of coming […]

When Will We Find Courage?

The River of Grass, the Florida Everglades The EPA has recently declared that over half of the Rivers in this country are not fit for living things. Does this really come as a surprise to anyone? If you have spent anytime near a river, you could have watched the slow degradation in person. No degree […]

It’s About Changing The Way We Live

   Photo credit: USGS   Last week, we heard the news about how  Red Tide  is killing our Manatees, the story about this was posted earlier and now last night on our local news, we were sickened to hear of even more mass deaths on Florida’s Atlantic Coast in the Indian River Lagoon. It seems that the high numbers of […]

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