Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hwy 90 Katrina Sculptures Update

It's hard to believe that Katrina roared through hear almost 10 years ago.

Along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, many oaks killed by the storm surge were brought somewhat back to life as tree sculptures.

Here is a link to one of my blog posts about their humble beginnings.

Now the same wood sculpture artist who created them - Martin Miller - is coming back to assure that they'll be taken care of. Here's the video:

Volunteers refinish tree sculptures on Highway 90

WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Reaction to SCOTUS' Ruling


Glenn Beck warns his radio program could be shut down due to the gay marriage ruling.



Ted Cruz equates the SCOTUS rulings (Obamacare and Gay Marriage victories) to 9-11 and Pearl Harbor


Black Pastors vow Civil Disobedience if SCOTUS approves gay marriage.

The 10 Most Wild Lines From Antonin Scalia’s Extreme Dissent Over Gay Marriage.

Just Colbert


Invoking biblical history,Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas warned, “Both Moses and Jesus stated that it was God’s law that ‘a man will leave his father and mother and a woman will leave her home and the two will come together as one.’ That defined marriage … The Supreme Court ruling is heartbreaking for the turmoil it will mean for our nation’s future.”

There is SO much more out there......


Saturday, June 27, 2015

My Hero



Britany Ann Byuarium (Bree) Newsome scaled the 30-foot pole using a harness just after dawn as officers yelled for her to come down on the Columbia grounds, organizer Tamika Lewis told the Daily News.

The whole story is at this website.

It made me cry with pride.

Here is a link for more info about her .

Not Monday Morning Smile

It may make you get a lump in your throat, but this precious dog has SO MUCH love to give.......




Explanation

Published on Jun 16, 2015
Losing Bella felt like a nightmare for her owner after she ran away from a dog sitter while he was in Florida. With help from family and friends, a frantic search went on for 3 long days. After calling many shelters and putting out flyers, they finally got information on her location, she was in Queen, New York! (her owner lives in Manhattan). Here's the emotional reunion between the two! What an amazing moment!


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Friday, June 26, 2015

History is Made


"It is so ordered." This moving quote from Justice Anthony Kennedy's historic #marriageequality ruling will give you chills. #LoveWins #NOH8

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday Morning Smile

Piscina para perros

Posted by Cerebro Digital on Friday, 4 July 2014

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Call Me Sensitive, but....

This woman should know political correctness


Her name is Judyz Nir Mozes and here is her tweet:


The wife of a top Israeli official took to Twitter to tell a racist joke about President Obama. “Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak,” Judy Nir Mozes Shalom, a TV show host and the wife of Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom, tweeted on Sunday.


Interesting: Ravens vs Crows

This story comes to you through a partnership between Audubon and BirdNote, a show that airs daily on public radio stations nationwide.

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You’re outside, enjoying a sunny day when a shadow at your feet causes you to look up. A large, black bird flies over and lands in a nearby tree. You wonder: is that a crow or a raven?

These two species, common ravens and American crows, overlap widely throughout North America, and they look quite similar. But with a bit of practice, you can tell them apart.




You probably know that ravens are larger, the size of a red-tailed hawk. Ravens often travel in pairs, while crows are seen in larger groups. Also, watch the bird’s tail as it flies overhead. The crow’s tail feathers are basically the same length, so when the bird spreads its tail, it opens like a fan. Ravens, however, have longer middle feathers in their tails, so their tail appears wedge-shaped when open.

Listen closely to the birds’ calls. Crows give a cawing sound. But ravens produce a lower croaking sound.

We’re back looking up at that tree. Now can you tell? Is this an American crow or a common raven?

That’s a raven. The bird calls you hear on BirdNote come from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. To hear them again, begin with a visit to our website, BirdNote.org. I’m Michael Stein.

Adapted by Dennis Paulson from a script written by Frances Wood.
Calls provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Ambient track American Raven recorded by R.S. Little, American Crow recorded by G.A. Keller.
Forest ambient and featured raven recorded by C. Peterson
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2012 Tune In to Nature.org September 2012 Narrator: Michael Stein