Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
~Henry Ward Beecher
This is one of my favorite greeting cards. I took this picture last summer.
While I love photographing just about everything, I am presently and intently focused on creating a line of greeting cards with images of animals and birds where the personality is captured and matched with words. Images of geese can be seen in “yoga” positions. Ground squirrels talk. All are meant to inspire. I also try capturing nature shots in combination with inspiring quotes.
Here's a happy birthday dedication to my own mother in case you haven't read it. She is one of the most remarkable people I've ever known. I just felt like honoring mothers today....
I also posted a new BLOG FOR CHANGE, a new page called Straight From The Horse's Heart (partly about saving wild horses) and entered a FEATURED BLOG website to check out.
Life is presenting some large challenges these days. I was glad to feel the warmth of another gorgeous spring-like day. Birds were singing at sunrise. The ducks were enjoying new ponds created from the ice melt. I visited my injured goose twice; once in the morning and once in the late afternoon. I sadly discovered another injured goose and this time it looks bad.
The right wing appears broken and the poor dear was too exhausted to be bothered with me being inches away. When he did get up it was with great effort and his waddle-walk was made with a painful limp.
I have been unsuccessful so far at finding a bird rescue place to see if anything can be done. If it would be in the bird's best interest, I'd like to see if someone would want to "adopt" him. I'm guessing the goose would need to have ready access to a pond and an easy food source. But I don't want him removed if he's in a social structure and/or would feel isolated. I don't know what to do... Do I just let the cycle of life take its course?
I'm an artist, writer, photographer, private investigator and an activist in small ways.
"Turning indifference into making a difference."
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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...