~♥~Keep on Knittin' Mama, Knittin' your blues away ~♥~

~♥~ May you Walk with Beauty All Around You~♥~

~❤️~ "The Heart Hath it's Own Memory.."~❤️~
William Wadsworth Longfellow

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Audubon, Cornell School of Ornithology, A love story....

Along with many other bird organizations, Audubon and Cornell  have  been instrumental in saving habitat and rehabilitating individual bird species; among them is the symbol of our Nation.

Photo: Don Berman/Audubon Photography Awards

If you go to to the site  and poke around, you'll be able to see all the Photography Award winners.

This is the quote from the page:
"Congress is moving quickly to gut the Endangered Species Act, America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife. 
The Endangered Species Act has a proven track record of success in providing a safety net that protects our most vulnerable wildlife. It has prevented 99 percent of the species under its care from going extinct, including America's symbol, the Bald Eagle. We should allow this critical law to continue to protect wildlife for future generations, not undermine it.
Please ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act."
This is one of the most important efforts you will participate in regarding the environment.  Please consider  doing this.  Go HERE for the Petition.  Thank you!

And go HERE if you would like to become a pro at photographing birds with your smart phone.

And  HERE  if you are interested in making your garden more inviting to migratory species as well as the little "home bodies".

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday = Funday.... Dudeist Priests....

I found this whilst poking around the Blogosphere.  This site is a real kick in the head.  And yes, it's because I was raised in California, which has been described as a whole other Country of it's own!

Check it out, Dude!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Updated: Grannies this one's for you....

No one escapes the notice of The Gold Standard of Greed..
It's going to get a lot worse for all of us, and this slight of hand by a completely ruthless little tinpot, is coming down the pike.

I will say one thing, he's an equal opportunity despot.

This is not politics, this is a war on everyone but the 1%, while pandering to the fears of the rest of the other 99% who evidently didn't care to read the writing on the wall.

From the article:
"Last Friday, the Trump administration signed an executive order designed to undermine the rule before it takes effect. In an economy in which retirement security is already too precarious, doing so is a big policy mistake. But it is also a particularly blatant example of the phoniness of President Trump’s populism. His order is a gift to financial markets and a slap at some of the people who voted him into office, most of whom, according to a recent poll, support the fiduciary rule (65 percent support; 17 percent oppose)."

 HERE..  is the full article by Jared Bernstein

Sunday Stealing: The little house on the prairie is it?

Want to see other people's answers?  Go HERE  You can link up with your own there as well.

1. Which living person do you admire the most, and why?
Naomi Klein.  I respect her intellect and admire her courage.

2. When were you the happiest?
When I was taking care of my family and had gone back to school. 

3. Besides property, automobile or furniture, what is the most expensive thing you have bought?
My new Computer.

4. What is your most treasured possession?
My strange and quirky mind.

5. Where would you like to live?
Somewhere near the coast, above Santa Barbara.

6. Who would you get to play you in a film of your life?
 Also, Sandra Bullock.  

7. What is your favorite book?
There is no way that I have a "favorite" book.

8. What is your most unappealing habit?
Lately, it's been burping.

9. Twitter or Facebook? (Or if both share the differences in your opinion.) 
I am starting to do both.  I like them for different reasons.

10. What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
I loved my Navy Pilot's uniform.

11. What is your earliest memory?
Cutting my finger on some razor blades.

12. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
That would be ruffled potato chips.  I can eat them 7/24.

13. What do you owe your parents?
My mother taught me to love all plants, even the weeds which have a place on the planet as food for every thing else.  She also gave me her fine sense of humor, and her love of all creatures, great and small.  Nothing from my father.  In fact it took nearly ten years to outlive his "gifts."

14. To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
My Dear Heart.  

15. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My Dear Heart.

16. What does love feel like to you?
Steady, affectionate, and kind.

17. What was the best kiss of your life?
My first kiss from Mr. Z.

18. Which words or phrases do you overuse?
I was really cussing out the Universe this year.  I had to get a handle of this one... F**k!  Frak just didn't take the edge off.

19. What's the worst job you have done?
As a kid, I had to kill the chickens.  Some of them I'd raised since they were babies.  GAH!

20. If you could edit your past, what would you change?
PsychoDad would stay in England, France and Germany with his girl friends.

21. What is the closest you have came to death?
When my gall bladder became enraged, it almost took out my liver.  I was hospitalized for a week on nothing but anti-body and saline drip.  Close!

22. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Four Generous, and Kind daughters who help others in need.  

23. When did you cry last?
Like Bev, at Funny The World, I cry every day.

24. How do you relax?
I stare off into the distance and think of eternal things.  

25. What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
We, the people would get rid of the Electoral College, which as served us VERY ill.....

26. What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
You can get over your nightmares and pick up the pieces and go on.