my garden blooms

 

 

 

 

 

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your one wild and precious life- I love this poem

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean– the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down–
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver, The House Light Beacon Press Boston, 1990.

 

Land of Medicine Buddha

 

I took this photo at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel , Ca. IT is a Tibetan Buddhist center..I spent a lot of time there a few years ago when I spent the winter in Ca.

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Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

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Winter wonderland in Maine

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Grand Canyon

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sometimes a heavy heart but still finding the beauty of my own heart

Lately,

I’ve been feeling a lot of anger at the injustices I see in this world; disregard of women & girls’ fundamental rights over their bodies, the out of control greed by corporations, politicians that seem to only care about the status quo, the abuse and neglect of children, indigenous people, animals, this earth,…I can make a very long list of the the things that enrage me and sadden me about this world. I am becoming more outspoken about these injustices, but I can also feel overwhelmed.

So today I am focusing on those people and organizations that are defending the innocent, standing up for human rights & animals rights. I would like to give a big shout out to and express my deepest gratitude and love for all the courageous people that stand up and speak out. To those that listen to the truth of their heart…lately I feel as though I am finding the beauty of my heart.

So there are many people and organizations to thank

Hendrick Boards, A Loving Goodbye.org, opt4.wordpress.com, LuckyPupRescue, RockTheSlutVote, Aisfor.org., PawInHandUnitedWeStand.org, Upworthy.com, AwakeningTruth.org, The AgendaProject on Facebook, Eleventh HOur Rescue-on Facebook-rescuing animals on death row,  Jezebel.com, Naomi Wolf, Thefeministwire.com, buddhistGeeks.com, TheIdproject.org, Againstthestream.org,MindBodyAwarenessProject, LetsSpreadcompassion.wordpress.com, Resurection.wordpress.com and I know there are more…. this is the beginning of my list.

 

White Rock, NM

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helping animals in wildfire areas

Hundreds of farm animals, dogs and cats continue to be displaced due to the wildfires. Shelters are at capacity; rescues are continuing to work around the clock to save these precious animals.

http://www.hendrickboards.com/shop/colorado-fires?tracking=4fec723134c63
This simple tee triggers a $10 donation to support the shelters/rescues in Montana & Colorado.

PLEASE SHARE…SPREAD THE WORD…SUPPORT THE HEROIC WORK OF COLORADO’S SHELTERS and RESCUES.

Good Night and Sending so much love to those all who are still effected by the fires! Darren David Donny

Hundreds of farm animals, dogs and cats continue to be displaced due to the wildfires. Shelters are at capacity; rescues are continuing to work around the clock to save these precious animals.

http://www.hendrickboards.com/shop/colorado-fires?tracking=4fec723134c63
This simple tee triggers a $10 donation to support the shelters/rescues in Montana & Colorado.

PLEASE SHARE...SPREAD THE WORD...SUPPORT THE HEROIC WORK OF COLORADO'S SHELTERS and RESCUES.

Good Night and Sending so much love to those all who are still effected by the fires! Darren David Donny

Who is the FDA protecting?

The FDA claims no difference exists between GMO grain and organic grain. Yet, they offer no studies to prove it. Even with their lack of research, it is well known that most GMO crops are drenched in herbicides, while other GMO crops are genetically engineered to make their own pesticides. Never before have people eaten foods that have had herbicides sprayed directly on them or foods genetically modified by man to make their own pesticides. That is certainly one obvious difference between GMO and organic that the FDA ignores.

Does the FDA really think that ingesting considerably more herbicide residue and pesticides than ever before in human history is good for us? Does their lack of supervision over this poisoning of America have anything to do with the fact that chemical company executives are now employed in high positions within the FDA?

Does the lack of oversight by Congress or any of the past five Presidents have anything to do with massive campaign contributions by the chemical companies given to candidates from both parties? Does the lack of research into the effects of these poisons by Universities have anything to do with generous grants and scholarships from these same chemical companies? Does the lack of media attention have anything to do with all the chemical company advertising?

Certified organic crops are never sprayed with herbicides and do not contain pesticides. They are certified as grown from non-GMO seeds. Organic fields are free of any chemicals for at least three years.

Until the FDA or State Laws require labels to identify foods that have been grown with GMO seed, wise consumers should insist on the certified organic logo for foods they purchase. Sometimes, certified organic foods costs a little more, but compared to potential health care costs brought about by eating herbicides and pesticides, organic is definitely a bargain.

Pines International has a 36 year history of never using herbicides and pesticides. We helped write the first organic standards and were the first green superfood in Whole Foods and other natural food stores to carry the certified organic logo.

We have always used oxygen-free amber glass bottles and have spoken out against the use of plastics to package delicate and easily-oxidized green superfoods. We have pointed out how plastic containers and paper/foil packets do not protect nutrients. We have also shown how toxins from plastic containers easily mix with food. We are currently making people aware of recent studies that show that non-BPA plastic containers contain estrogen-like chemicals just as does BPA plastic.

Chemical toxins in plastics may interfere with endocrine systems, especially for babies and children. Further, plastic can be deadly to wildlife even after recycled into lawn furniture and construction materials. All plastics in the weather slowly erode and release microscopic particles that enter the food chain, eaten by tiny arthropods, as the particles flow through streams, rivers and eventually to the oceans.

Pines is not a large family agribusiness but rather a group of more than 100 sincere small investors (average $200 each) who still support our 1976 goals. Those goals include providing convenient and economical, naturally-concentrated, dark-green, leafy raw foods, which are lacking in nearly all modern diets. We do that by growing the best possible cereal grass. Headquartered at the location of the original research, we know that wheatgrass has to be grown during the freezing temperatures of winter, as nature intended, to obtain the often-quoted research results.

Our goals have also always included using our profits to reduce pollution and contamination of our planet by converting land to organic farming and supporting organic and environmental causes. And of course, in addition to providing dark green raw foods that are GMO free, herbicide free, pesticide free and plastic free, we have always used tightly-sealed, non-toxic, amber glass bottles with oxygen removed for maximum possible freshness.

http://www.wheatgrass.com/