I emailed Gov. Inslee and I don’t live in the USA. It is lunacy to murder 10% of Washington State’s ENDANGERED GLOBALLY wolf population for the sake of two calves. Wake up and get a clue!
From Predator Defence on Facebook:
“Defenders of Wildlife, or Defenders of Livestock?
If you’ve been following our posts on the tragic and outrageous wolf slaughter in Washington, you have to read this piece. It’s about one of the environmental groups that abdicated responsibility and “authorized removal” of the Profanity Peak wolf pack. What they have done is appalling.
Our director co-wrote this article with Marc Bekoff, a Huffington Post contributor, who also happens to be one of the most educated and enlightened scientists out there and, with Jane Goodall, cofounded Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.”
Read the full article by clicking this link
From Predator Defence Website:
“How You Can Help:
~ Contact Governor Jay Inslee immediately and ask him to stop the slaughter! Insist he halt the Profanity Peak Pack wolf killings now. Then spread the word to everyone you know who cares about wolves, wildlife and public lands.
~ Rally with us in honour of the Profanity Peak Pack and to stop future killings. Join us at noon at the state capitol in Olympia, Thursday, Sept. 1.
~ Support our work for wolves with a donation today.
#wolves #ProfanityPeakPack #Washington #publiclands #ranching#DefendersOfWildlife
©KeiB, 29 August 2016
Yule and Christmas wouldn’t be complete without certain carols and hymns. Like a lot of us, I have favourites that must be sung by the voices that I remember from childhood.
Here are a few more that are the favourites I’m listening to get me into the celebratory spirit. I’ll bet you’ll love them too!
From Canadian Songstress, Heather Dale, the ‘Huron Carol’. This is Canada’s oldest carol and Heather’s interpretation in Wendat (Huron), French and English, mirrors the bedrock our country was built on. It’s gorgeous!
From the pre-Christian celebration of Yule, ‘The Holly and The Ivy’. This version is by the incomparable Annie Lennox.
This is my all time favourite Christmas carol and it’s been helping people celebrate since the 17th century. This version by Blackmore’s Night is wonderful. Sting does a nice one too.
If I want to be four years old again this is the song. I learned this in junior kindergarten and so did my two bébés, who both attended a French school. Il Est Né, sung by The Chieftains and featuring Kate and Anna McGarrigle – a perfect pairing of Canadian and Irish music.
Last not least, this fabulous version of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ by Pentatonix. I love this so much, I can actually sing along with my bizarre soprana-contralta voice!
Hope you are all slowing, stopping, feeling completely and totally in the moment… this is the time and it wants all of us in it. Love, laugh, celebrate – completely.
22 December 2015
Come to me on this full corn moon
I’ll be easy to find
Haunting the spaces of your heart
The ones that you can’t fill with any other
I’ll wait in the moonlight
Pulling those strings that you cannot cut
Woven of moonbeams and long ago dreams
It’s time to reap what we sowed so long ago
Under a different harvest moon
In a time ended too soon
Not to be eclipsed on this rotation
Or pulled back by planet clare’s gravitation
Elliptical, we cross again
Directly in each other’s path
Crash into me
In these fields of moonlit gold
27 September 2015
Not so wordless today 🙂
One of the first things I saw this AM and still making me smile – yes, I’ve watched three times already – I am a crazy Mumma Bear for kids.
WordPress won’t allow the posting of videos on plebeian blogs like mine so I posted it over on my Blogger site. It’ll be worth your finger twitch for the smile. Promise.
Happy Dancing Wednesday
It’s back again! #BeReal
If only that applied to humans and not just memes…
I’m 100% that chick in the photos. No makeup, just the face I was born with.
I’m proud to be one of the few women who doesn’t hide behind a fake name or a faery gravatar. I am Karin Bole Tupper and this is my face. Thank you to my amazing daughter for encouraging me when my upbringing, environment or circumstances, make me feel unattractive or unworthy.
Apparently, I’m doing something right and kisses to one of the two most amazing people on this earth!
We are celebrating Canada Day and I expect to be away from any electronic distractions and so, a post of my usual ADD / Two AM thoughts / Random about Canada, Canadians and love of place.
A little bit of sass and humour:
Oh! My baby makes me feel so fine
My crabby but sweet little porcupine
Lovin’ her, it hurts so good
Just like my Mama said it would
Her quills are tipped with Love Potion #9
My prickly and funny valentine
You know I ain’t never gonna leave her
Cause she’s my red and white hot-blooded
All tattooed and studded
Best Canadian Beaver!
(Original post on Eclectic, August 2014)
The musical interlude:
“The Maple Leaf Forever” should have won but I’ll be belting “Oh Canada” in both official languages.
The true sentiment of the day and a flourish of flag:
I have lived here since the world began and Kanata just a village. I have been a Loyalist. I have been an immigrant. I have been a British Home Child, a War Bride, a disgraced European noble and the Prime Minister of Canada. Every shade of the rainbow and from sea to shining sea…
I am Canadian and Canada is Me.
1 July 2015