The light between us

I gazed up, high IMG_20180927_102655
Sunshine, bright through leaves
Shone down, hit my face, warm
Light from heaven, I’m convinced

I can see, now
Through the darkness, it’s clear
I am here, the warmth, real
And those above, watching, Always

I feel you, here
Your name, your soul
Life extended, waves of light
Connecting, loving, missing

You are not forgotten

Orkney’s Waters to be used to Investigate Blue Carbon — The Orkney News

“We’re also going to be the first country in the world to undertake a region-wide blue carbon audit, which will be carried out in the Orkney Islands maritime region.”

via Orkney’s Waters to be used to Investigate Blue Carbon — The Orkney News

Feel Good Sunday: A Salute to the Horses in Blue — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“Too often we forget that our four legged companions helped to found this nation, fight wars to secure this country and continue to protect us from crime and anarchy within our republic. Of course, this definition applies to both our canine and equine brethren but what a tremendous leap it is for equines as by […]

via Feel Good Sunday: A Salute to the Horses in Blue — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Temporary Hiatus — The Jaguar

I want to wish The Jaguar’s blogger the very best as he works to completes his thesis.  And, I also want to extend a huge thank you for his writing and sharing of important info on the critical status of big cats around the world.  I support and share his wonderful articles because through these, I want others to know of the peril these majestic animals face on a daily basis and implore more people to sit up and take notice.

I hate to do this, but I need to step away from blogging for at least a week: my life is simply too busy right now. If I am to finish writing my thesis in two weeks, which is the plan, then I need to stop spending so much time blogging. I am also tired […]

via Temporary Hiatus — The Jaguar

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

‘Life is not the same’: Manitoba couple forced to live apart after 71 years, care home won’t take them both – CBCNEWS

by Erin Brohman 

Allen Smith, 95, drives to his wife's personal care home in Brandon each day to spend a couple hours with her. He says after 71 years together, it's not the same.
© CBC/Lyzaville Sale Allen Smith, 95, drives to his wife’s personal care home in Brandon each day to spend a couple hours with her. He says after 71 years together, it’s not the same.

Two Manitoba couples who have been married for decades are calling on government to help keep them together despite health needs forcing them apart.

After 71 years of marriage, Dorothy and Allen Smith have only spent two weeks without each other. That changed in May when Dorothy, 92, was admitted to hospital, then to a long-term care facility in Brandon, after a fall.

Read this heartbreaking and gut-wrenching here.  This shouldn’t happen to anyone, let alone a couple together for 71 years.  Very sad.

Tracking the Mountain Ghost: Great Story — The Jaguar

It has been far too long since I have shared anything snow leopard-related. This morning I opened an email from the Snow Leopard Trust, and it contained a link to a year-old blog post that I had somehow missed. It is a great story, so I had to share it. The Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) […]

via Tracking the Mountain Ghost: Great Story — The Jaguar

York City Walls – England’s Longest Medieval Town Walls — Uncover Travel

At just over three kilometres (two miles) long, York’s beautifully-preserved walls are the longest medieval town walls in England.

via York City Walls – England’s Longest Medieval Town Walls — Uncover Travel

A baby orca’s death, a mother’s grief and a state’s call to action — NBC News Top Stories

An orca breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Washington on July 31, 2015.
An orca breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Washington, on July 31, 2015.Elaine Thompson / AP file

From 2007 to 2014, two-thirds of Pacific Northwest orca pregnancies failed. Not a single calf has survived more than three years.

via A baby orca’s death, a mother’s grief and a state’s call to action — NBC News Top Stories