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Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

In September of 2012, I was at our cabin in Douglas County Wisconsin. My husband was in the cabin and I decided to go for a walk with our dog, a Giant Schnauzer weighing in at about 100 lbs.

My husband keeps many trails cut on our property and so Max, my dog, and I started hiking through the trails. Max usually never left sight of me nor me of him and if I called him he always returned.

A few minutes went by and I didn’t see him. I called and he didn’t come back. I was close to a road so I walked through the brush and looked up the road.

There at the intersection stood Max with three wolves. None of them were growling, no teeth showing, no hair standing up. I called to Max but he didn’t come.

They were about 100 feet from me so…

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

26 September 2015

In this short clip a male Lucifer Hummingbird arrives and takes a sip at the feeder while the rain falls.

The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam is nestled in the mountains outside Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of over 6200 feet. This site hosts a total of 24 Perky Pet Grand Master hummingbird feeders, and during peak migration can attract hundreds of hummingbirds from a dozen species that are migrating through the arid mountains. For the whole experience, watch LIVE here.

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La Paz Group

Martha MacDonald Napaltjarri (in foreground) and Mona Nangala painting at Papunya Tjupi art centre, Papunya, 2015. Photo: Helen Puckey Martha MacDonald Napaltjarri (in foreground) and Mona Nangala painting at Papunya Tjupi art centre, Papunya, 2015. Photo: Helen Puckey

Have you heard of Papunya? The birthplace of what is touted as the century’s greatest art movement? The Conversation looks at how the movement has given birth to indigenous artists’ collectives, transformed communities, empowered women and forms a grand narrative on Aboriginal art:

The emergence of ‘dot’ paintings by Indigenous men from the western deserts of Central Australia in the early 1970s has been called the greatest art movement of the twentieth century.It all changed at a place called Papunya. Papunya was a ‘sit-down’ place established in the early 1960s, 240 kilometres northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory (NT). The settlement brought together people from several western desert language groups: the Pintupi, Warlpiri, Arrernte (Aranda), Luritja, and the Anmatyerr, who were unaccustomed to living in close proximity to each…

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GarryRogers Nature Conservation

“Trees, crucial absorbers of climate-harming carbon dioxide gas, may finally be balking at an ever-earlier spring season brought on by global warming, researchers said Wednesday.

“Over the past several decades, trees across central Europe have been steadily sprouting their spring leaves earlier in response to warmer temperatures, they said.

“As a result, forests absorbed more carbon dioxide in a longer growing season—a boon that has been worked into global warming projections.

“But a study published in the science journal Nature said trees have slowed their pace of seasonal advance—raising fears it may stop altogether.

“The slowdown “suggests a current and possible future weakening of forests’ carbon uptake due to the declining temperature sensitivity of (trees),” lead author Yongshuo Fu of Peking University in Beijing told AFP.”  Read more at: phys.org

GR:  This is one of those “point of no return” stories.  If forests indeed begin absorbing less CO2, preservation and…

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RED POWER MEDIA

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“I’m shocked it was this easy with just a handful of warriors… imagine what we can do with a Nation. Imagine what we can do with all the people that care for this planet.”

With these words, Lennie John of the Ahousaht First Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island, declared victory over one of Japan’s largest and most powerful corporations in a fight for his nation’s territorial rights and food security, and in defence of wild salmon.

John, who operates a small tourist business, was one of many Ahousaht outraged over the placement of a new salmon farm being constructed by salmon farming giant, Cermaq (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi), in a place they call Yaakswiis Bay. The proposed feedlot site, approved by the B.C. provincial government in July 2015, was adjacent to the Atleo River, an important salmon river that has been fished by his people…

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Colorful and complex, the unique and beautiful work by David Burnham Smith, master ceramic artist, could be easily displayed in the garden or the home and enjoyed for many generations.

His inspiration comes from history, nature, spirituality and, of course, inspiration is drawn from the whole history of the ceramic world. He strives to create ever more complex and demanding works of art either in shape, composition or decoration.

cats, cats in art, ceramics, David Burnham Smith, Master ceramic artists, artist who sculpt cats, Porcelain sculptures of cats, Clay, pottery, Kiln fired pottery, colorful cermaic cats, beautiful ceramic cats, cat inspired artwork, exclusive art, one of a kind cat sculptures Kitten 4 – source ceramic-artist.co.uk

cats, cats in art, ceramics, David Burnham Smith, Master ceramic artists, artist who sculpt cats, Porcelain sculptures of cats, Clay, pottery, Kiln fired pottery, colorful cermaic cats, beautiful ceramic cats, cat inspired artwork, exclusive art, one of a kind cat sculptures Kitten And Mouse – source ceramic-artist.co.uk

cats, cats in art, ceramics, David Burnham Smith, Master ceramic artists, artist who sculpt cats, Porcelain sculptures of cats, Clay, pottery, Kiln fired pottery, colorful cermaic cats, beautiful ceramic cats, cat inspired artwork, exclusive art, one of a kind cat sculptures Moggie 2 – source ceramic-artist.co.uk

cats, cats in art, ceramics, David Burnham Smith, Master ceramic artists, artist who sculpt cats, Porcelain sculptures of cats, Clay, pottery, Kiln fired pottery, colorful cermaic cats, beautiful ceramic cats, cat inspired artwork, exclusive art, one of a kind cat sculptures Oriental Cat – source ceramic-artist.co.uk

I am including this Bronze piece because it is so different from his other works and I love how it is reminds me of ancient Egyptian bronze cat sculptures.

cats, cats in art, ceramics, David Burnham Smith, Master ceramic artists, artist who sculpt cats, Porcelain sculptures of cats, Clay, pottery, Kiln fired pottery, colorful cermaic cats, beautiful ceramic cats, cat inspired artwork, exclusive art, one of a kind cat sculptures, Bronze sculpture, Cat Bronze – source ceramic-artist.co.uk

Visit www.ceramic-artist.co.uk for more galleries of David’s work.

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The Secular Jurist

Some of the world’s most prominent companies are expected to set a long-term target on Wednesday of powering their operations entirely with renewable energy, the latest in a wave of commitments suggesting that corporations are becoming more serious about battling global warming.

In addition, backers of a campaign to divest from fossil fuels announced Tuesday that investment managers controlling assets of $2.6 trillion had joined their effort, a 50-fold increase from a year ago and a sign that the divestment movement had spread far beyond its modest origins on American college campuses.

Nine major companies are expected on Wednesday to join a global coalition of firms intent on converting to renewable energy. The new members include Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Walmart and Goldman Sachs. A handful of the companies have already reached the 100 percent target; others do not expect to do…

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