Showing posts from July, 2015

25 Majestic Photos of Lions

The world lost yet another majestic creature - a Zimbabwean lion named Cecil. Walter James Palmer, a dentist and avid hunter from Minnesota paid $50,000 to travel to Africa, lure a lion from a protected area using a truck with an animal carcass on it then killed the majestic lion. Allegedly the bow and arrow he used didn't kill the lion and it took some 40 hours of tracking the lion until it was shot and killed.  (So awful and inhumane!)  Then he beheaded it, skinned it and left the body to rot. Yup, Walter James Palmer sounds like one classy dude who respects life .... (sigh) I read that Walter Palmer is a father of two. I wonder what kind of values he teaches his kids about the world around them? Judging by his brushes with the law regarding his hunting "hobby" I am guessing the value he passes along to his kids are, "If you are rich enough, laws don't apply to you and you don't have to respect things. Just take what you want - even if it's a life.&qu…

Right to Breastfeed: Virginia, USA

Recently I was contacted by a WIC Breastfeeding Counselor in Virginia who stumbled across my previous edition of the free-for-public-distribution breastfeeding card. While she loved the idea, she needed it to be more specific to reflect Virginia's laws AND include her latina community.

My honey is South American so that means my little pumpkin is a little Italian-Latina mix. What kind of breastfeeding mom would I be if I didn't offer love to the Latina community? It's a no brainer to look out for all moms out there!

Here's the verbiage she requested for the Virginia-specific card.

§ 32.1-370. Right to breastfeed. A mother may breastfeed in any place where the mother is lawfully present, including any location where she would otherwise be allowed on property that is owned, leased, or controlled by the Commonwealth in accordance with § 2.2-1147.1. 
 § 32.1-370. Derecho a amamantar. Una madre puede amamantar en cualquier lugar donde la madre sea legalmente, incluyendo c…

Treat Yourself Like A Queen

I love art that serves a visual and spiritual purpose. Sometimes it's important we remind ourselves that, "Yes, I should treat myself like a queen."

So, here's art inspired by that self-loving, self-esteem having concept:  Treat Yourself Like A Queen! 

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A Walk in Nature / Famous & Notable Quotes

Some of my favorite quotes about nature along with some of my nature photography.

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." -- Lao Tzu

“The earth has music for those who listen.” ― George Santayana

"Nature holds all the answers — go outside and ask some questions — open your heart and listen to the response!" -Amethyst Wyldfyre

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”  ― Albert Einstein

"Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard." -- Standing Bear

“Live in each season as …

Be Brave [ Prints & Decor ]

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