Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Excite-ment of Air, Water, Cold And Ice!

While many curse the cold of winter, I would rather embrace the beauty of it! One chooses his/her attitude, for the most part. The same people who complain about winter, complain about rain, heat, garlic and poop! Without these, we'd be dead - but don't think - just bitch.

Back to beauty: the shapes in the ice caused by the air and movement of water - frozen in time - for a short time - are astounding. Watch here and my facebook for more pics!


Monday, 25 November 2013

A Sacred Place

This gorgeous pond...rather mysterious and love-ly...whatever the season! The roar of the toads in spring to the amazing colours/shades/shapes you see here and my youtube. See the tree reflections even in less obvious places like amongst the leaves on the right side. Of course, nothing beats the real thing...but try to be there.....



Saturday, 23 November 2013

Fall "Flowers"

The cold has rushed in! But there's lots of wonder-full plants to see as they set seed to spread their love all around! Here a milkweed prepares for sharing:


Monday, 18 November 2013

Scared Frog Struggles To Escape Snake's Deadly Grip

It was rather sad - and fascinating - to watch the frog try to get out of the snake's grip. But s/he has so few defenses - making an escape attempt essentially pointless. Here's one pic at an interesting angle with an interesting composition. See my youtube channel for the video. Check out the cool water video also - but be sure to set the player to HD [the "gear" at the bottom right of the player].


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Cars {YOU} Are The #1 Killer Of Children

  

It's true! Cars are the #1 killer of children...and young adults. This of course does not even come near the truth about the suffering caused by invasions like the recent ones against Iraq and Afghanistan that leave 4-5,000,000 refuges. Not only did 2,000,000 die, but the country continues to be in shambles and many die daily! "Peace and security" - well maybe for Haliburton and large contract companies and the U.S. military.

But even the 2,000,000 U.S. soldiers don't have peace. It is estimated that 30% or about 500,000 of them suffer from PTSD and brain damage. Washington Post's David Finkel was in Iraq and testifies to the horrors even the American soldier still experience - in his latest book and on TVO.But what about what the Iraqis? They were the ones being invaded! They had no choice!

Sadly that even if an American soldier wants to leave after seeing how s/he has been lied to, ie. "we're there to help", they will end up in prison if they don't continue. Wow...what freedom! The American anthem of freedom gets silenced...sshhhh. When some soldiers come to Canada for asylum, sadly, Harper rejects them. But why are they not allowed to be free? Quite the double speak!

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Slime On Slime

2 wild looking living be-ings. While the gardener may not appreciate the work of the slug, s/he does great work breaking down plants and adding to the soil. Some even feed them beer to trap and kill them....guiiiilllty. One of my mottos is: "if you're going to kill someone/thing - get them drunk first...at least they'll die happy!" :)


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