Waking up to the sound of the ocean waves crashing upon the shore....now that's an invitation I'm willing to accept!
Climate is changing and we are having to adapt to it everywhere in the world. In my home town, there is more wind, more rain causing flooding, more fluctuations of temperatures from day to day. I hear people saying, there is nothing I can do, I can't make a difference, but, yes, you can, we all can, collectively or even one at a time. Imagine the number of people in the world, if we took the time to pick up one piece of pollution anywhere you see it, one piece, one person, one day at a time, how powerful is that? It's exciting to think about it and more exciting for it to happen! We can make a difference but we have to get outside and do it, one piece, one person, one day....at a time, it all adds up! Maria Lisa Polegatto
The bird I saw at the ocean is actually a Great Egret, rare to find in Nova Scotia. Tilly and I were out hiking the ocean for Marine Animal Response Society which lead us to this guy, beautiful, but a little off course for Canada! Another sign of climate changing the environment.
Remember, stay safe in nature and keep nature safe.
Maria Lisa Polegatto
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers in the world, including the Mothers in the animal kingdom. This morning I awoke thinking about Mabel, my Wild Sable Island friend that lived at Two Rivers Wildlife Park until she passed at the age of over 30 years old. She also had me thinking about the Wild Sable Island Horses giving birth in the silent grace and beauty of nature at Sable Island, Nova Scotia, being blessed to become Mothers to their precious foals. I so loved Mabel with her wild but kind and kindred spirit. She gave me hope there are kind souls untethered by injustice in this world. Maria Lisa Polegatto
When I see this view, I know I am in for a memorable day, away from the stresses of the world. While it offers many delights of nature, it is also a reminder of the power of the ocean and how we need to keep our ocean environment sustainable for marine life and ultimately our own. Maria Lisa Polegatto
Reindeer are not just for Christmas season.....they live with us all year round. You can hear a reindeer walking as their hooves go clickity-clackity just like in the Christmas carol but they don't need to be "up on the rooftop" for it to happen. Did you know that when their antlers are furry, it means their antlers are growing? The antlers fall off each year over winter and grow back again in spring. When the furry felt falls off it is nutritious for other animals. And their antlers are full of nutrients too. Thank a reindeer today for helping keep nature's circle of life alive and well where they survive the perils of nature to benefit the ecosystem. Maria Lisa Polegatto
Every trip to the ocean shows a different face to nature. This weekend I found this rather bone like item that had washed up along the shore in low tide. I sent it into MARS - Marine Animal Response Society of Nova Scotia, and it appears it may be a Basking Shark bone. It is quite interesting indeed at 20" long along the outer curve. I am always amazed at how and what the ocean brings to land upon the shoreline. While this is interesting, it is also a bit sad to see as it once was part of a living mammal.
In anticipation of Earth Day, April 22nd, I hiked at the ocean to enjoy the delights nature holds in store, from the sea foam along the shoreline, to finding a favorite purple rock, to seeing the water is still flowing at the gut and seeing that other people are collecting trash at the ocean too! Thank you!
Do you see the image in the white of the rock? A man's face looking back at you! Whoever said rocks and nature is not alive, is wrong! Nature is what, or should I say, who, sustains us :)
So happy to announce Thundering Mountain Ranch, As Feathers Fall, is now published and ready for your reading pleasure. Let me know whicy is your favorite chapter!
May your Easter be filled with an awakening to divine beauty that dances all around us everyday, everywhere, at all times, patiently waiting for us to take notice and provide us with the delight it so freely offers us. Maria Lisa Polegatto
I have a dream, one day people will love themselves enough to love one another. Maria Lisa Polegatto
Springtime has sprung and Freckle the cow is as happy as I am to see nature sprout forth full of life and love.
Maggie and Rose were all hitched up and ready to take people for wagon rides at the Park today sporting their Irish charm for St. Patrick's Day!
We learn from the past, live in the present and look forward to the future, don't dwell for too long thinking about what life was or what it is or you will miss out on what it can be. Maria Lisa Polegatto
Just like Easter coming early this year, baby rabbits have already arrived! So cute and adorable and these two are just the beginning!
Maps can lead to all sorts of people, places and things, but the ones that leave out vital information can lead people away from national treasures.
Walking along the ocean shore today made me feel like I was walking along a wall. It was a wall of ice, that is the kind of wall Canadian's prefer, walls that we can climb and that melt so people can communicate and learn from others, walls that show who we are and how we live as we shape our great nation. Maria Lisa Polegatto
Welcome Sunday morning! Tilly was up bright and early with the first beams of sunshine and checking to see if I was too! "Yes, Tilly", I'm awake now" :) After she received her morning belly rubs, she was content to lay on top of me to clean her paw. Life is precious with my furry protector :) Love you Tilly!
What a wonderful day for a wagon ride! Both Jenny and Bud and also Maggie and Rose were decked out in their finest gear to give visitors a long and enjoyable ride today!
Everyone was enjoying the mild temperatures and sunshine at Two Rivers Wildlife Park today for Family Day. Rose and Maggie were busy pulling the wagon while other people enjoyed skating on the fish ponds. Even the the back trails were showing signs of Spring. It was the perfect place for my car to break down!