I admit to not being all that "productive" at the moment. I probably should be hauling ass, trying to get all the work done on my book possible, before the end of the year, but I find that it's a bit of a slog at the moment. Also, I'm about to head out to visit my sister and her daughter's family for over a week, so I find it difficult to spread my attention around much. So, after THAT justification, the image at left is just one of the literally thousands of puzzles, downloaded by puzzle-lovers, at jigidi.com. I particularly like this person's daily offerings - he/she goes by the handle Woodland."
photo -C. Johns, J.B.Roberts
Photo and text arrived in my inbox this morning, courtesy of National Geographic.
"Cranberries can be used for everything from jams and preserves to juice and cocktails. They are also the star accompaniment at Thanksgiving time, and chances are you’re still enjoying them as leftovers. Of the roughly 400 million pounds of cranberries consumed by Americans each year, 80 million pounds, or 20 percent, are eaten this week."
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.