"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in, where
nature may heal and give strength
to body and soul."
It was our warmest day of spring so far. This little fox squirrel was soaking up the rays and getting some shut eye along with the geese!
So many humans on the planet are yelling at one another, entrenched in believing there is only one way -- their way -- to live and act, and too many are killing each other over clashing ideologies and differing religious convictions.
I can't change much of what's going on. I can only do my little part, and in between caring about the health of the planet and the life that inhabits it, I strive to see the magic and wonder that's out there every day in lots of small ways...
I tackle many dark subjects on this website, but I always make time, and take time, to see the light; to feel the good that it's in the world. For me, it's nature's beauty that gets me through each day. I bring you the images of animals and nature that touch me daily, in hopes of spreading some of the good that I know exists.
It was a real treat to run into a Blue Heron. What beautiful birds. I watched him catch a fish!
I was going to comment about all the discord and hate that seems to be going on in the United States, but I don't have the energy to do the topic justice. When people have their minds made up, there's not much reason to talk because no one's listening. I think fear has spread like some kind of plague and when you get an epidemic of fear going on like we're seeing, people stop hearing and start pointing. There's not much that's more destructive than the actions that follow the kind of fear that's infested our country.
I never understood the religions that are/were grounded in making people fearful. What good comes from making people fearful of their god? Was it a man made intimidation tactic to get people to believe? And what kind of god would want His (or Her) children to be fearful of Him? It makes no sense.
I'm an artist, writer, photographer, private investigator and an activist in small ways.
"Turning indifference into making a difference."
A labor of love website devoted to animal and human rights, and better living. A place to be inspired ...
My LADYBUG book is filled with beautiful images & inspiring quotes. Click here for more info.
I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
Read about life in the woods with Chippy & the crew...
What greater atrocity is there on this planet than to sell a human life and brutally force him or her into a life in the sex trade or endless labor?
And how dare we abuse, kill and traffic animals in the name of profit... in the name of anything for any reason!