"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud." ~ Emile Zola

12 May 2011

Spring Baby!

Passing the park near my house on a walk home from an errand the other day, I spotted this mama deer venturing out of the woods with her darling little spotted fawn, so young she was still quite clumsy and slow. It was sooo sweet to see her investigate a bird, which she followed around for quite a while, plop down in the grass for a rest, and trying to keep up with her mama. :) I squealed the whole 10 minutes I watched them! Forgive the poor photo quality- I only had my Blackberry with me! With the video, my camera work is all over the place, too- watch and you'll get the jist of it. Not sure WIH I was doing. lol

May is Garden for Wildlife and National Bike Month!

May is a great time to celebrate Gardening for Wildlife and Biking!

As both a gardening and outdoor lover, I relish each moment I am able to experience and intimate connection with wildlife and the earth. Making our yard and garden alluring to wildlife is something I really enjoy. And as gardening time kicks in on the east coast, it's a perfect time to be conscious of this. When preparing whatever soil, land, pots and raised beds you will use for the growing season, consider the wildlife that will share your space. Plan to nurture elements in your urban, suburban, or rural space that will attract and provide for local wildlife, creating a safe haven not only for nature, but for you, too. Learn how, and certify your garden as wildlife friendly by visiting the National Wildlife Federation's
Garden for Wildlife Month page.

May is also
National Bike Month. Riding a bike rather than driving is not only awesome exercise, but a fabulous way to reduce your carbon footprint and your impact on the planet. Help to reduce pollution and reliance on fossil fuels! Next week is Bike to Work Week, so pull those wheels out of the basement or shed if they've been there all winter, tune em' up, make sure your helmet is a good fit, and hit to roads on two! :) The Sierra Club has some great articles to ready you for it!

03 May 2011

Backyard Visitor: Squee Baby Bun!

Eensy little bun visiting one of our Lily of the Valley patches! A baby of the bun I posted about last week? I bet his little head smells like sweet flowers! :)

02 May 2011

Quote of the Week: The Insight of Wise Souls

Revelry in the death of any being for any reason reveals the most pathetic, empty aspects of humanity. Murder, no matter it claims to be in the name of, is always a cause for compassion. ‎These short statements make a huge impact, and seem pointedly relevant given recent world events.

"An eye for an eye leaves the world blind"


‎"I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

~Martin Luther King Jr

The Breathtaking Works of Terje Sorgjerd

Thanks to Treehugger, I just discovered the breathtaking works of Norwegian landscape photographer Terje Sorgjerd. These are some of the most beautiful and majestic images I ever seen. "The Mountain" and "The Aurora" display the ethereal awesomeness of Earth and our universe, the incomprehensible, dream-like awe of the celestial landscape. Watching
"The Mountain's" time lapse of the Milky Way as seen from atop El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, and "The Aurora's" time lapse northern lights as filmed above the Arctic Circle near the border of Russia, steal my breath and make my heart swell with joy and peace. :) How can anything be this beautiful?

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.