So many fires. I went to the NASA site, looking for pictures of fires in New Mexico, and while I was there, looked at the slide show of US fires. Ouch. The southern US is the hardest hit, all the way across, from California through to Florida. But there are also fires in Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, and other states. We are probably to blame for a certain amount of rise in global temperature, so I wonder how much of this drought and fire is due to human influence and how much of it is just the way of the planet.
Seems clear to me - if we don't learn to love our home, we're going to lose it—or at least access to it, as IT will most likely survive us, if not entirely intact. So the primary goal of this website is to engender curiosity about something in nature—anything, whether it's an amoeba or the oceans. Whatever does it for you —get active, if you can, or get interested and support, if you're like me and are not able or inclined to tromp around in the woods.
I am an artist and writer, living off grid, in a strawbale house on the high mesa near Taos, New Mexico. I have four cats, and live amongst a variety of wildlife including, but not limited to: coyote, pronghorn antelope, elk, endless bunnies and jackrabbits (and myriad other rodents), ravens, mountain bluebirds, rattlesnakes, and tarantula.
The cats stay in, everything else stays out.