“Lunar Libration” by Tomruen, via Wikimedia Commons
It’s getting very close to the longest day in the northern hemisphere. Can you believe it? The days are their longest, yet if you’re a gardener you’re probably still short on time, right? I still have things to plant!
Thank you, Karla, for sharing some of the interesting links and quotes you found last month.❤ —SK
P. S. If you’re from Colorado Springs and would like Karla’s full newsletter that includes local events, you can write her at karlaann45 @ gmail.com.
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“The planet Earth, view from the American side, View type, Satellite”. 2018 by Educator57, via Wikimedia Commons.
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
“Honey Bear Backlit”, 2015, by Eric Kilby from Somerville, MA, USA via Wikimedia Commons.
My fave ideas in “50 Ways to Save the Honey Bees (and change the world)”, a book by J. Scott Donahue, are:
1. Bee Bath—fill a wide shallow dish or plate with water & a pile of gravel in the center for bees to land on.
2. Ban the Bear—those plastic bear-shaped honey containers likely contain non-local honey and mostly high-fructose corn syrup & cooked honey.
Biomimicry at work: 14 inventions inspired by Nature. See the “Very Fish Wind Farm” and “Firefly Lightbulbs”.
Check this out (below). A real “green team”!
Put a house for non-stinging pollinators like mason bees in your backyard! The Giving Tree Montessori teachers found this one at Costco.
What looks like a toy train, swims like an eel, and gathers pollution information? Find the answer to this riddle here.
Today I dug out Bernie Krause’s 1988 audiotape GORILLAS IN THE MIX, on which ALL songs are mixed voices of NATURE, from Hippos, Fish, Sand Dunes etc., . . . then I bought a new CD of it!
Some Bad News (from The Years Project):
For every dollar the oil/gas/coal industry spends on campaign contributions and lobbying, they get back 83 dollars in handouts from our taxpayer pockets!
The Lullaby of Our Language:
“We will never, we cannot, leave animals alone, even the tiniest one, ever, because we know we are one with them. Their blood is our blood. Their breath is our breath, their beginning our beginning, their fate our fate. Thus we deny them. Thus we yearn for them. They are among us and within us and of us, inextricably woven with the form and manner of our being, with our understanding and our imaginations. They are the grit and the salt and the lullaby of our language.” —Pattiann Rogers
Visit aurorasaurus.org where the crowd-sourced data about the Northern Lights is compiled.
“Aurora Borealis and Australis Poster”, posted February 9, 2012, assembled by 14jbella from images found at English Wikipedia, via Wikimedia Commons
We are praying for Hawaii, even as we are lava-ing this song!
And . . .
“If you need sunshine to bring you happiness, you haven’t tried dancing in the rain!”
Until next month . . . have a beautiful June!