After the Rain

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Mowing won’t get done today
Most certainly it has to wait
Worked out in soft rain ’til late
Chilly feel, numb hands, no date

Though today turned into June
Just this morning…summer soon
Flood conditions persist, my tune
Must be something one can do

Read & write then trudge on out
Wade in ditches, trenches, doubt
Sun will make an appearance too
Soon enough, some better views

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Over Lent

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Over Lent

Crawls a chimera of light
Shows bright to soon fall
As lava flows over edges
Liquid trails sequestered

Riven tidal waves woven
To be removed, then again
Cooled through branches
Tangled, tries to hide soon

Crown of golden arcs turn
Oranges firstly, deliciously
Said on tapestries woven
Strong scarlet’s glow inlaid

Escapes squandered then
To russet reds into sienna
Rich facade bidden, hidden
Slips away again yet, felt

Felted through midnights
A sultry swaile lingers on
Sways of trees recharged
Upon a first light of dawn

Daybreak brings rose’s rise
Fuchias return to mere pink
Then peach beseeches us
For another gold glow, arise

Shine on melds of colours
Dwindle then, if you must
When can one catch & hold
Any moment still…to stay

How to memorize hypnotic
Arches a light against night
Carnality of carnelian hues
Soothes us more, together

Let love & lust bolster one
From every somber mood
When seperated unjustly
Move to wonderous place

Calmly warmed thoughts
As excitedly a world turns
Satisfied the earth is right
Wholely filled in brilliance

Unequaled before & after
Most every special eve…
And each night as it is
Is just as all should be

With any morning to come
Blessing beyond obscurity
Fortunate to breathe fresh
And walk to see a sun rise

Of themselves they are…
Unequaled to a reflection
Peaceful dreams of others
On clouds of many colours

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Pollination: A Love Story That Feeds the Earth

Pollination: A Love Story That Feeds the Earth

Moving Art by Louie Schwartzberg


Awareness continues to grow around the issue of our declining bee population, but it’s important that we continue to talk about the current fragile state of pollinators on our planet. Pollinators such as bees, hummingbirds, bats, butterflies, and others are vital to the health of our ecosystem. Did you know at least 80% of our world’s crop species require pollination to set seed? It’s estimated that one out of every three bites of food comes to us through the work of pollinators.

I capture the beauty and magnificence of pollinators in my films because I believe we must continue to speak up about this vital population that feeds the earth. Pollinators have suffered from loss of habitat, introduction of toxic chemicals, invasive plant and animal species, as well as diseases and parasites. The growing awareness of threats to pollinator populations is a sign of progress, but it is imperative that we continue to increase our…

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Let us be wise as owls in our interaction with the earth and each other. Take great care to harm no one…and no thing!

Color coordinated for safety – http://pinterest.com/pin/357965870356888136/?s=3&m=wordpress

Birds are a purveyor of potential
threat…like the canary in the coal mine the help us identify danger!
The thinning of eggshells and a decline in populations of birds of prey told us to change the chemicals we use on crops. They are fragile…and so are we!

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