Category Archives: Animals

Pets, wildlife.

Add on to “Social Media and Saving the Planet”

I promised to give you some links on my original post, so here they are!

http://www.teamtrees.org They will plant a tree for every dollar you donate.

http://www.4ocean.com A $20 donation will fund a pound of ocean trash and get you a bracelet or t-shirt.

http://www.defenders.org Protecting endanged species- wolves, orcas, polar bears and more.

http://www.food&waterwatch.org Protecting our food supplies and waterways.

If anyone wishes to add others to this list, please feel free. There are many more.

On Blogging and what Inspires me

A few years ago I had a blog called Dreamworks Photo in which I featured my photography and wrote about my life in Montana. The WordPress dashboard was different than it is now. I had no trouble setting up my site or navigating the creation of pages and posts, making edits, changing fonts, or inserting photos and quotes.

With the current dashboard, however, I am constantly stumped and frustrated every step of the way. Part of the problem is that I am working on my cellphone instead of my computer and am not able to access all the tools required to adequately format the words, phrases and paragraphs that express my meaning.

I realize that learning is a process that requires patience but I have been at this for a couple of months now and feel I am no closer to understanding it than when I began. Just when I think I’ve made progress in one area(such as creating a custom header) the rules don’t seem to apply.

Through my growing community of readers and followers I have met several like-minded bloggers and have learned allot about myself in the process. I appreciate each and every one of you.

I hope you are enjoying the reblogs I have posted as I work to improve my skills. I promise you will see a new post from me as often as possible. If you’d like to know a little more about me, please read my About page as a place to start.

“Figure out what you’re better at than everyone else and take advantage of it. Become obsessed with it and everything else will fall into place.”

Christian Mahai

My greatest passion is Nature- protecting and preserving the Earth and all it’s iinhabitants. Next after that are books, writing and horses, my cats and knitting. My spirit requires all of these elements to be whole.

Nearly 80% of my working life was spent in the outdoors. I used to accredit this to good fortune. I now know I was merely listening to my intuition and following my heart’s desires. Whether I worked alone or with others, on a crew or with the public, I was where I needed to be. My most favorite postings were the two summers I worked as a fire lookout on the Kootenai National Forest Northwestern Montana. There I was able to peruse all my passions except for my horse, which I wasn’t able to haul or ride up 11,000 foot plus Blue Mountain.

Blue Mountain Sunset

At present I am taking a home study course in Conservation and Environmental Science through the Stanford Career Institute. I am a member of the ASPCA, the Nature Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife and WWF

I am deeply troubled by the continuing degradation of our environment, the extinction of so many species in the past century and the plight of numerous threatened and endangered plants, animals and insects.

You can learn more about these species and programs by reading Theresa Heineken’s post Endangered Species Affect our Ecosystem at The Message Pub.com.

It seems the very act of writing about my problems with formatting my posts has brought about some of the solutions I was seeking. I was able to insert a second photo and highlight the quote.

May you never be afraid to follow your passion.

More Words Please!

I’m in love with books. And the words that make up the stories, facts and inspiration within.

Big words, small words, each has a meaning.

Each has the power to evoke a memory or feeling.

Increasing my vocabulary has always been a game to me. I challenge myself each day to find at least one new word in the articles, novels, inspirational, motivational, or fact based books and yes, blogs I consume.

I love crossword puzzles. They help keep my brain sharp, exercise memory skills and teach me new WORDS!

Today’s new word is: Sumismatics, the study of change.

And I love to write. With words. Words that hopefully work some magic for the reader.

I want them to see vivid, colorful images, smell wonderful smells that bring warm memories to mind, even bring a tear to the eye, or a smile to the lips.

My curiosity is insatiable. At times I am unable to shut my brain down to sleep. That’s one of the times when meditation comes to my aid. I focus on my breathe until my mind is quiet. I practice compassion for myself instead of judgment and soon I am asleep.

Usually with a cat wrapped around my head or tucked behind my knees and all is right with my world.