Friday, March 23, 2018

Rabbits, rabbits and rabbits

Dire Straits - Once Upon A Time In The West (1979)


Jewel of the West: Photographing the Grizzlies of Great Bear Rainforest

By Geoff Allen, Our Canada

Why You Should Go to Great Bear Rainforest

When we finished lunch, we reloaded our skiff and went out for an afternoon viewing. Fortunately for us, we were able to see Lenore—the matriarch of the Glendale Cove grizzlies. The huge sow was napping at the head of the river’s inlet at low tide, waiting patiently for the salmon to start running. What was truly amazing was that the water level was so low; Jackie jumped out of the skiff and manually pushed us into a more optimum spot for viewing the big, snoozing bear. Unfortunately, the salmon weren’t running yet and after about an hour of lying around, she woke up, had a drink from the river and wandered off towards the forest. (These photos prove why British Columbia is one of the world’s most beautiful places.)...

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sia - Never Give Up (From The "Lion'' Soundtrack)


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Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”...

Stunning images capture the world around us


Manuel Armenis's Old Friends won the Street Photography section. Armenis, who took this picture in Hamburg, Germany, said the woman in the picture was the "most graceful lady of her neighbourhood, despite the burden of old age".

"Always stylish, colourful, in good spirits, smiling, never complaining, even though the everyday is a struggle and a challenge for her.

"And never to be seen without her best friend - her little dog."...

See the Soaring Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year Awards

Great Grey Owl (Alberta, Canada) by John Launstein

 With a focus on our feathered friends, the Bird Photographer of the Year contest fosters a “growing interest and passion for photographing one of the most interesting and engaging areas of natural history.” Much like last year's collection of awe-inspiring winning photos, this year's recently released shortlist showcases the unique beauty and behaviors of birds around the world...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

An ‘alien intrusion’–a journey to remember


... We have seen strange things in the sky that seemingly defy naturalistic interpretations.
We can add that we oppose mainstream and popular views—arguing that there was no big bang, the universe is not 14 billion years old, older alien life did not evolve on other planets, and no alien life has ever visited Earth. Furthermore, aliens have not stealthily abducted people in the middle of the night—even though millions of people have seen UFOs and have claimed such abduction experiences. This is all part of ‘The UFO phenomenon’...

Related:  The Alien Intrusion movie is coming to Saskatoon, SK.
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Justin Trudeau should push ahead on gun control

Cyclists Ride Through Homeless Camps in Anaheim, California on the Santa Ana River Trai

Church waiting for the sun

Photos of lonely churches

The most beautiful face in the world – Mother Nature


 ...These very talented photographers pictures show the land in ways that will make you want to get up, pack a bag, and go exploring. But for now, let’s take a visual trip to the most beautiful spots on Earth.
It’s true, a picture speaks a thousand words…

WILDNorth celebrates release of great horned owl

David Bloom David Bloom 
 Graham Currie, executive director WILDNorth, and Alberta Minister of Education, David Eggen, release a great horned owl at Gold Bar Park on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Edmonton. Greg Southam / Postmedia...

Edmonton Journal

Sunday, March 11, 2018

California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

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U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May, State Department announces

The United States will open its new Embassy in Jerusalem in May, a spokeswoman announced Friday, delivering earlier than expected on a longstanding yet controversial pledge made by President Donald Trump.

“In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. “The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70 anniversary.”...

Friday, March 9, 2018

Cows trying to scare a Canada goose

Japanese towns struggle to deal with an influx of new arrivals: wild boars

A wild boar runs through the grounds of a Kyoto University dormitory in the western Japan city of Kyoto on June 13, 2017. (Kyodo News/Getty Images)

Rapidly shrinking towns and cities across Japan are experiencing a population explosion. Not an explosion of humans, though. An explosion in wild boar numbers.

Across the country, wild boars are moving in as Japan’s rapidly aging population either moves out or dies out. The boars come for the untended rice paddies and stay for the abandoned shelters.

“Thirty years ago, crows were the biggest problem around here,” said Hideo Numata, a farmer in Hiraizumi, human population 7,803, precise boar population unknown.

“But now we have these animals and not enough people to scare them away,” he said, sitting in a hut with a wood stove and two farmer friends. At 67, Numata is a relative youngster around here. His friends, Etsuro Sugawa and Shoichi Chiba, are 69 and 70 respectively. One of their farmer neighbors is 83...

We're going to need a bigger litter box !

I Was In The Illuminati I’m Going To Tell You Everything, Shocking Expose


An ex illuminati member has penned a letter outlining the plans the secret society has in store for humanity in the next few years.

After spending 47 years as a high-ranking illuminati member, the anonymous insider says that he wants to “reveal everything” after the burden of keeping it a secret became “too much to bear”.
In an online post the ‘illuminati insider’ reveals:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tony Joe White ''Ain't Going Down This Time''

Red Grey Matter

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

Scottish nature photography winners have been announced offering these AMAZING landscapes

THE SCOTTISH nature photography award has announced the winners. From misty mountains to lighting strikes, these images breathtaking.

Wolfdogs are popular, but are often abandoned

By Lynn Desjardins |

 A cross between dog and wolf most often doesn’t make a good pet but people want these wolfdogs them after seeing them on a popular TV series. (CBC)

The popular TV series Game of Thrones features animals that are a cross between a wolf and a dog so many people buy them but later find they don’t usually make good pets. As a result, they are often abandoned and the only sanctuary in Canada that shelters them is at capacity, reports CBC News.

“People are intentionally breeding them and it’s not an ideal thing. There is a market for them because people want to have cool, exotic pets,” Alyx Harris, manager at Yamnuski Wolfdog Sanctuary told CBC.

The sanctuary is located about 40 kilometres from the western city of Calgary and shelters 23 wolfdogs in seven enclosures.  One of the animals named Nova is a cousin of Ghost from the Game of Thrones drama...

Related...Game Of Thrones drives surge in popularity of 'wolf dog' breed

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dolly Parton ''Coat of many colors''

Stephan Konings

“To be, or not to be, that is the question” By William Shakespeare

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(from Hamlet, spoken by Hamlet)

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to: 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause—there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life...

DollyParton, “I learned a long time ago to keep your damn mouth shut if you want to stay in show business.”

'Mega-colonies' of 1.5 million penguins discovered in Antarctica

Damian Carrington
Guardian News

Huge “mega-colonies” of penguins have been discovered near the Antarctic peninsula, hosting more than 1.5 million birds. Researchers say it shows the area is a vital refuge from climate change and human activities and should be protected by a vast new marine wildlife reserve currently under consideration.

The huge numbers of Adélie penguins were found on the Danger Islands in the Weddell Sea, on the east side of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is a difficult place to reach and has seldom been visited. But scientists, prompted by satellite images, mounted an expedition and used on-the-ground counts and aerial photography from drones to reveal 751,527 pairs of penguins...

Monday, February 26, 2018

Children in Siberia pour cold water on DiCaprio’s climate change concerns

A group of children in Russia’s northeastern Yakutia Republic have, literally, poured cold water over Leonardo DiCaprio’s concerns that temperatures there have reached record lows.

The children, dressed in karate gear, delivered an ‘ice cool’ video message to the Hollywood actor and environmental activist as they stood topless on the snow-covered ground and threw buckets of freezing water over themselves.

"Hello Leo! Thank you for thinking of us. Don't worry, we are all good. The sun is even shining today. Come visit us, we'll pour cool water. Good luck!", one boy from Yakutsk declared to the camera...

Winter walk

2,000-Year-Old Tree In South Africa Called The Tree Of Life

We are living in a world full of wonderful things. The world full of amazing things. The world which you cannot describe with just a word. All things were created with a purpose. And this one creation in the photo featured below is somehow can be defined as more than just a treasure box full of luxurious jewelry.

2,000-year-old tree in South Africa called The Tree of Life. The baobab tree...

Dog bit off more than he could chew

Saturday, February 24, 2018

One more cup of coffee HEGERWALTERBAND

One more cup of coffee HEGERWALTERBAND PaludaRecords ISRC NLL280500018 from paludarecords on Vimeo.
Beautiful coverversion by the HEGERWALTERBAND
Lead vocals guitar Hans Heger, guitar vocals Karl Heinz Walter,bass Math Schouten,
drums Peter Joosten, keys accordeon Wilbert Verheijen

Attenborough: the amazing Lyre Bird sings like a chainsaw!

Quebec City to dump 46 million litres of sewage waste into St. Lawrence River

Julia Page - CBC News - February 22, 2018
 Quebec City officials say the dumping of 46 million litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River is necessary to do maintenance work on the Saint-Pascal pumping station. (Jean-Simon Fabien/Radio-Canada)

Quebec City is warning residents it will be dumping 46 million litres of untreated wastewater into the St. Lawrence River over a 12-hour period starting Thursday night at 11 p.m.

The city is asking residents to limit water consumption during the operation, which is expected to end at 11 a.m. on Friday.

“The Great Lakes are a treasured resource for all Canadians. Through the Lake Erie Action Plan, we are working with our partners and delivering on a key commitment under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Together, we are protecting our environment and strengthening our economy, and in doing so, improving freshwater resources so Canadians can swim, drink, and fish."
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

In Ancient Egypt, cats were mummified and buried with jewelry, and harming a cat was an offense that could be punished with death

Domagoj Valjak

                                                        Black Egyptian cat statue

 The Ancient Egyptian religion was a vastly complex system of polytheistic beliefs that included an elaborate mythology and a large number of deities. Many of the deities were frequently represented as animals: the funerary god Anubis was depicted as a jackal; Hathor, the goddess of fertility, was often depicted as a cow; and Horus, the god of sky and kingship and one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities, was usually depicted as an ornamented falcon. Animals’ significance extended beyond representing the gods; they were an integral part of Egyptian culture and society...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

Mr. Graham preaching when he was 27 in 1947. Credit Billy Graham Center 
The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the nation’s best-known Christian evangelist for more than 60 years, died on Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99...

How we should treat ALL animals

"Time" by Hans Zimmer


Michelle Obama to speak in Saskatoon in March

By Ashleigh Mattern, CBC News

 Michelle Obama is coming to Saskatoon. The former first lady of the United States will be speaking at the SaskTel Centre on March 22

The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce is the sponsoring the event. CEO Darla Lindbjerg said it's exciting to have such a strong leader speaking in Saskatoon.

"Michelle Obama is one of the most influential, powerful and inspirational women in the world today. So the fact that we can attract her and get her to come to Saskatoon is amazing."...

 Michelle Obama on Inauguration day

Love Revolution

Trump's moon shot might be steered by a woman, says Nasa chief

More and more women are being accepted to follow in the record-breaking footsteps of Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson. Photograph: Nasa/EPA 

There is at least a one in three chance that the first human to set foot on the moon this century will be a woman, Dr Ellen Ochoa, the head of Nasa’s Johnson space center has said.

In the early 1960s Nasa sent out rejection letters saying it had no plans to send women into space. Among those who apparently received the brush-off was a teenage Hillary Clinton. But the agency has since changed its tune, and in 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. In 2013 Nasa announced that half of its new class of eight astronauts were women – a first for the agency...