Fall is falling in ethereal Alberta. The Larch Trees, are turning glorious gold. It snowed last night, dusting the mountains with powder. You can just see Jim here on the trail of gold! Soon the larches will drop their needles and winter will arrive. I have been surprised by wifi reception, but tomorrow we head […]Alberta in Color~ —
Moloka’i, has stunning waterfalls. This one is a double. Hawaii is experiencing a severe seven-year drought. It would be a triple or more with normal water flow. Maui in particular is suffering from the drought. It looks more like drought stricken Southern California, than a verdant tropical paradise. But, it is still beautiful Maui. Cheers […]Chasing Waterfalls~ —
A course of action. If you wish to help the earth, you might do the following: Listen to a tree – or talk to a tree. If there is not tree immediately available, it could be a cloud, a rock, a bird – any aspect of the world of nature. Spend half an hour a day – or five minutes – or whatever time you have.
How will this help the earth? This will work because the basic problem which is destroying the planet we live on – is the alienation of us, as human beings, from the world of nature. Because we focus on our human interests and wishes (and sometimes genuine urgent situations that cannot be avoided), we have become alienated from nature. (When there is a real crisis that requires your attention, then come back to focusing on the tree whenever you are able to.)
In this way we will be getting back in contact with nature – and in our own way building a little bridge to connect with nature. This may be the most effective and most direct way to transform our relationship as human beings with the planet earth. And in so doing, we will be laying the groundwork for the transformation that is required. It will also have a healing effect on us – and on the tree too. And on those around us – like a pebble that lands on the water of a lake and ripples in all directions. Like the butterfly that you may have heard about who changed the course of world history by a single motion of his wings.
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By JERUSALEM POST STAFF – Saturday React8 Comments|39 Share https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/dinosaurs-survived-one-extinction-in-chilly-temperatures-study/ar-AAZ89sU?ocid=msedgdhp&cvid=b49af7fe99b848b3a537fe3c7a9b030a Save Dinosaurs may have outsurvived other creatures living alongside them during a largescale extinction preceding the period where they became dominant due to their ability to survive in frosty conditions, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in Science Advances on Friday. © (photo credit: Courtesy of Woodruff […]Dinosaurs survived one extinction in chilly temperatures – study — The Extinction Chronicles
This is Picture Canyon in Arizona. The canyon is covered in petroglyphs, that are 800-1300 years old. The oldest petroglyphs are geometric in nature. Later rock art depicts animals, rivers, planets and human figures. This is The Mojave Desert in the southwestern US, and it is where Jim and I went hunting for hidden petroglyphs. […]Rock Talk~ —
Muley Point in Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Mark Holm for The New York Times After plenty of contention, a move in the right direction, at last: In a Return to the Land, Tribes Will Jointly Manage a National Monument Five Native American tribes will work with the Bureau of Land Management to plan […]Bears Ears Co-Management — Organikos
Burnt tip orchids. At least 10 vanished from a national nature reserve at Mount Caburn, East Sussex. Photograph: Katewarn Images/Alamy Susan Orlean brought orchidelirium to our attention in 1999, shining a light on how and why these flowers inspire lots of good, and plenty of bad behavior. Orchids have been abundant in our pages over the […]Orchidelirium Anew — Organikos
The Movement of Earth in Time The elements forever in play Leaves behind the traces Of what was once before The evolution, The erosion and reforming Creates the textures of a living earthTexture of Tuesday -3 — antilandscaper
Western Tiger Swallowtail, CA Butterflies are the brightness and lightness of spring that we often long for in the dark and heavy days of winter. And then one day it IS spring and we see our first butterfly. They are a gentle reminder that life on earth is all about change. Pipevine Swallowtail, Longwood Gardens, […]Swallowtail Butterflies — Jet Eliot
imbued by light, and shadow. Water reflects pastel hues. Faces form in the rocks, and vanish in the shadows. Light is fleeting here, defined by shadow. Cheers to you from ethereal Sedona Arizona~Red Rock & Sand~ —