To start the day …. “Meghan Trainor: Better When I’m Dancin'”!!


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~~November 28, 2015~~

FEELS BETTER WHEN I’M DANCIN’

Summer’s long gone.

Autumn is on the way out.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are over and done.

The Christmas Spirit is making its way in. You can see it everywhere: houses are light up, stores are decorated, people are shopping. Santa’s orders are being filled out.

This is a catchy tune to get you in the spirit.

Enjoy!

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Meghan Trainor Has Her Own ‘Peanuts’ Character and Song On the Soundtrack

Meghan Trainor is the newest member of the Peanuts gang, and she has a new feel-good song to celebrate.

The “Dear Future Husband” singer revealed her cartoon identity via Twitter and Instagram Tuesday (July 27, 2015), also announcing that she will be on the soundtrack for The Peanuts Movie that hits theaters in November.

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The track, titled, “Better When I’m Dancin’,” is another classic confidence-boosting tune from Trainor—exactly what The Peanuts Movie makers were looking for.mrED

“They wanted a song about confidence and knew I was good at writing those,” Trainor told People. “I feel better when I’m onstage dancing and having fun, so I wrote about that!”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6648416/meghan-trainor-peanuts-character-song-soundtrack

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~~Better When I’m Dancin’~~

Meghan Trainor

~~Published on Oct 16, 2015~~

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang are dancing way to the big-screen, with moves like you’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation.

Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Declaration of Animal Rights …. Our Planet. Theirs too!!


~~May 31, 2014~~

The Declaration Of Animal Rights

The Declaration of Animal Rights was drafted in May 2011 for “Our Planet. Theirs Too.” by Aylam Orian and Zelda Penzel.

It was copied onto a 30 foot long scroll of paper, and publicly unveiled and signed in New York City, at the 1st US National Animal Rights Day, on June 3rd, 2011. Since then, The Declaration has been traveling around the world and gathering people’s signatures and personal notes. It is currently 70 feet long!

Once it contains more than 50,000 signatures (approximately 300 feet long), it will be delivered to the White House, the UN, and other world leaders, in order to show them what we, the people, think of animals and their rights!

This will be done until the day when The Declaration of Animal Rights is recognized all over the world, and the rights contained therein are protected by global law!

                THE DECLARATION OF ANIMAL RIGHTS                


SINCE THE DAWN OF HUMANITY, there remains a group so persistently abused and marginalized, that their suffering is ingrained in our everyday lives. If animals could talk, their chorus of cries would drown out every other sound in the world. We are all animals. We are all living, breathing beings who share the same Earth. We all feel pain and suffer when we are hurt or deprived of our lives, our families, our freedom. We all have the right to experience kindness, compassion and dignity. We believe in the kinship of all beings, and the possibility for us to coexist in peace and harmony on planet Earth.

CONSIDERING that all living beings on planet Earth came originally from the same source, and follow the same evolutional principles;

CONSIDERING that all living beings on planet Earth inhabit the same lands, seas and air, and therefore share them and their resources to live within, and to live off of, comprising one ecological system;

CONSIDERING that all living beings possess the same basic needs: to survive, to seek happiness and pleasure and avoid pain, to live comfortably, to procreate, create families and other social structures;

CONSIDERING that all living beings, as known to humankind, are sentient beings, and therefore can feel pain, pleasure, sensations, feelings and emotions;

CONSIDERING that the human species is only one of millions of animal species, and comprises a minute minority in number, compared to the billions of animals living on this planet;

WE HEREBY PROCLAIM THAT:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all beings are created equal, and have a right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of their Happiness.
Therefore, all animals have the same natural right to exist, as any other living being.
All animals have the right to be free, to live their lives on their own terms, as intended by nature.
All animals have the right to eat, sleep, be physically and psychologically comfortable, be mobile, healthy, safe, and fulfill all their natural and essential needs. As such, all animals are to be free from hunger, thirst, and malnutrition; physical discomfort and exhaustion; confinement against their will, bad treatment, abusive or cruel actions; pain, injury and disease; fear and distress; and free to express their normal patterns of behavior.
All animals have the right to reproduce, live with their offspring, families, tribes or communities, and maintain a natural social life. They have the right to live in their natural environment, grow to a rhythm natural to their species, and maintain a life that corresponds to their natural longevity.
Animals are not the property or commodity of humans, and are not theirs to use for their benefit or sustenance. Therefore, they are to be free from slavery, exploitation, oppression, victimization, brutality, abuse, and any other treatment that disregards their safety, own free will and dignity. They should not be slaughtered for food, killed for their skins, experimented on, killed for religious purposes, used for forced labor, abused and killed for sport and entertainment, abused for commercial profit, hunted, persecuted or exterminated for human pleasure, need, or other ends.
Humans shall do whatever is within their means to protect all animals. Any animal who is dependent on a human, has the right to proper sustenance and care, and shall not be neglected, abandoned, or killed.
Animals who have died must be treated with respect and dignity, as humans are.
We call for the protection of these rights. They must be recognized and defended by law, as human rights are. Any act which compromises the well being or survival of an animal or species, or jeopardizes, contradicts, or deprives an animal or species of the rights listed above, should be deemed a crime, and should be punished accordingly.

   IN WITNESS THEREOF, this Declaration is hereby signed today, Sunday, June 5th 2011, The First National  Animal Rights Day, in the City of New York, The United States of America.

                                                  

~~SOURCE~~

http://declarationofar.org/

http://www.declarationofar.org

http://www.ourplanettheirstoo.org

~~The Universal Declaration Of Animal Rights~~

~~Published on Jan 4, 2014~~

http://www.declarationofar.org
http://www.ourplanettheirstoo.org

We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

We ALL are ONE!!

The beauty of red …..


~~April 29, 2014~~

It’s so awesome to see that fleck of red as you look at the trees in the backyard. You can very still because you don’t want them to notice your presence. You hold you breath and in admiration take in all the sight has to offer. 

The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird.

They’re a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style: a shade of red you can’t take your eyes off. Even the brown females sport a sharp crest and warm red accents. Cardinals don’t migrate and they don’t molt into a dull plumage, so they’re still breathtaking in winter’s snowy backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning.

Cardinals, in the family Cardinalidae, are passerine birds found in North and South America. They are also known as cardinal-grosbeaks and cardinal-buntings. The South American cardinals in the genus Paroaria are placed in another family, the Thraupidae (previously placed in Emberizidae).

They are robust, seed-eating birds with strong bills. The family ranges in size from the 12-cm (4.7 inches), 11.5-gram (.40 oz) Orange-breasted Bunting to the 25-cm (9.8 inches), 85-gram (2.99 oz) Black-headed Saltator. They are typically associated with open woodland.

The sexes usually have distinctive appearances. The Northern Cardinal type species was named by colonists for the male’s red crest, reminiscent of a Catholic cardinal‘s mitre.

The “buntings” in this family are sometimes generically known as “tropical buntings” (though not all live in the tropics) or “North American buntings” (though there are other buntings in North America) to distinguish them from the true buntings, whose family does contain North American birds, but they are referred to as American sparrows (unrelated to Old World sparrows), juncos, and towhees rather than buntings.

Likewise the grosbeaks in this family are sometimes called “cardinal-grosbeaks” to distinguish them from other grosbeaks. The name “cardinal-grosbeak” can also apply to this family as a whole.

Most species are rated by the IUCN as least concern, though some are near threatened.

~~SOURCES~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_(bird)

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/northern_cardinal/id

~~Birding by Ear: Northern Cardinal Song~~

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Macaulay Library Curator, Greg Budney, talks about the brilliant song of the Northern Cardinal.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

“Silent Spring” …. Rachel Carson!


~~April 16, 2014~~

RACHEL CARSON’S SILENT SPRING, A BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Silent Spring is an environmental science book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin on September 27, 1962. The book documented the detrimental effects of indiscriminate use of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims unquestioningly.

Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people.

Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses, and it inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

~Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” – Published Fifty Years Ago~

By: Mark Stoll, Environment and Society Portal

~A noisy half century~

In her new book Rachel Carson tries to scare the living daylights out of us and, in large measure, succeeds. Her work tingles with anger, outrage and protest. It is a 20th-century “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

— Walter Sullivan, “Books of the Times,” New York Times, 27 September 1962, p. 35

The history books say that the American environmental movement began on 16 June 1962, the date of the New Yorker magazine that contained the first of three excerpts from Rachel Carson’s new book, Silent Spring. Controversy ignited immediately. Just five weeks later, before the book was even out, a 22 July headline in theNew York Times declared, “‘Silent Spring’ Is Now Noisy Summer.” Houghton Mifflin released Silent Spring on 27 September. It sold hundreds of thousands of copies and stayed on the best seller list for thirty-one months.

New York Times headline "'Silent Spring' Is Now Noisy Summer," with portrait of Rachel Carson

Reviewer Walter Sullivan was only the first of many to compare Silent Spring to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the most controversial American book of the nineteenth century. Silent Spring inspired immediate outrage and opposition. Chemical and agricultural spokesmen loudly attacked both the book and its author. They alleged ignorance, hysteria, misstatements, cultism, and communist sympathies.

Yet Silent Spring also galvanized conservationists, ecologists, biologists, social critics, reformers, and organic farmers to join in the American environmental movement. Carson’s sensational best seller helped transform and broaden the older conservation movement into more comprehensive and ecologically informed environmentalism. Moreover, through dozens of translations, Silent Spring affected events abroad and prepared the way for the rise of environmental and Green movements worldwide.

Half a century later, Silent Spring continues to outrage many conservatives and inspire environmentalists.

Quiet, reserved, and very private, Silent Spring’s author was no radical rabble-rouser. Carson was born on 27 May 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. From an early age she aspired to be a writer but at college she switched her major from English to biology.

Carson earned a masters’ degree in zoology from Johns Hopkins University in 1932 but interrupted her doctoral studies due to financial problems during the Great Depression. She took a job as a biologist with the US Bureau of Fisheries — later the US Fish and Wildlife Service — and wrote and edited informational materials for the public.

In her spare time Carson wrote Under the Sea-Wind, published in 1941. Her second book, The Sea Around Us, was a fantastic success. It zoomed to the top of the best seller list in 1952 and remained there for a record eighty-six weeks. A new edition of Under the Sea-Wind joined it there. Success enabled Carson to resign from her job and write full time. In 1955 her third book, The Edge of the Sea, reached the best seller lists, too.

Carson then turned her attention to a problem that had concerned her for at least a decade: the use and abuse of dangerous new chemicals in agriculture and pest control.

She tried to get other authors interested in the topic, but in the end she found that she had to write the book herself — Silent Spring.

Rachel Carson, “the gentle storm center,” as Life magazine called her, poses in her study with Silent Spring.

Unfortunately, Carson would only see the beginnings of the revolution she helped start. Halfway through the research and writing of Silent Spring she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Wearing a wig and sometimes moving with difficulty, she hid her illness from the public while she defended her book on television, at congressional hearings, and before many audiences.

On 14 April 1964, Carson died at her home in Silver Spring, Maryland, at age fifty-six.

There’s and exhibition which presents the global reception and impact of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. On one side are the attacks that began even before a word was printed, as well as the vilification of the present day. On the other is found the equally persistent admiration and support for Carson and her book from scientists, policymakers, activists, and the general public.

Portions of the exhibition rely on quite thorough and extensive documentation, particularly for the United States, where Silent Spring had its earliest and greatest impact. Other sections go beyond previous accounts to emphasize popular culture, music, literature, and the arts. They also give equal weight to the book’s international legacy.

Elixirs of Death,” “Needless Havoc,” “And No Birds Sing,” “Rivers of Death,” “Beyond the Dreams of the Borgias”:Silent Spring’s chapter titles seem to promise a lurid muckraker. The text, however, is impassioned but scrupulously scientific. Critics called the book inaccurate and exaggerated but they could never name specific examples of errors. The most telling criticism was that it one-sidedly omitted any positive benefits of chemicals. Rachel Carson’s defenders responded that the chemical industry’s promotion efforts had already done that quite well.

Other writers had written on overuse and misuse of chemical pesticides and herbicides and hardly anyone noticed. Why was Silent Spring so different? The most important reason was Carson herself, the most popular nature writer of the 1950s, with three recent best sellers. As the latest book by Carson, Silent Spring had a ready public who looked forward to it with keen interest.

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Second was the quality of the writing itself. Surely no one but Carson had the literary skills to write an international best seller about chlorinated hydrocarbons. Decades of writing science for the public prepared her to present complex science to the general public in ways that both made it readily understandable and drew the reader in.

Finally, recent events and health scares had prepared the American public to hear and respond to the frightening message of Silent Spring. Most dramatic was the worrisome spread of radioactive substances across the globe from a spree of open-air tests of nuclear weapons. Carson explicitly compared pesticides to radiation: both were invisible, unavoidable, and threatening. Her explicit comparisons to now well-known health dangers from radiation made her task much easier to explain the very similar threats from dangerous agricultural chemicals.

Rachel Carson testifying before the Senate Government Operations subcommittee studying pesticide spraying (June 4, 1963)
Rachel Carson testifying before the Senate Government Operations subcommittee studying pesticide spraying (June 4, 1963)

Silent Spring prompted Congressional hearings.

On 4 April 1963, the day after a CBS documentary on the book aired, Connecticut senator Abraham Ribicoff announced hearings on pollution, including federal regulation of pesticides. Hearings started on 16 May, serendipitously one day after PSAC released its report. On 4 June, Carson testified. Echoing Abraham Lincoln’s famous greeting of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ribicoff welcomed her with the words, “You are the lady who started all this.”

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After Silent Spring, Congress revised the regulation of chemicals. Prior to 1962, the government regulated pesticides mainly to ensure that chemical preparations were effective and not fraudulent. The Insecticide Act of 1910 and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act of 1947 (FIFRA) served these goals. A 1952 amendment to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act established a procedure for setting tolerances for chemical residues in food, feed, and fiber, but not for regulation of chemical use itself. Now Congress amended FIFRA to include attention to safety considerations in pesticide labeling.

Repeated environmental crises during the 1960’s, including major events like the Santa Barbara, California, oil well blowout and the Cuyahoga River fire in Cleveland, Ohio, kept environmental issues in the headlines.

The astonishing success of the first Earth Day in April of 1970 put tremendous pressure on politicians to act. The Nixon Administration established the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970 and gave it authority to set tolerances for chemical residues. Congress amended FIFRA in 1972 to transfer pesticide regulation to the EPA and mandated protection of public and environment health. The EPA ceased licensing DDT in 1972.

The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 was Silent Spring’s greatest legal vindication. It directed the EPA to protect the public from “unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment.” Under its authority, the EPA acted to ban or severely restrict all six compounds indicted in Silent Spring — DDT, chlordane, heptachlor, dieldrin, aldrin, and endrin—and assumed responsibility for testing new chemicals.

~~SOURCES~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Spring

http://www.environmentandsociety.org/

http://www.environmentandsociety.org/exhibitions/silent-spring/overview

http://www.environmentandsociety.org/exhibitions/silent-spring/personal-attacks-rachel-carson

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/rachel-carson-silent-spring.html

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~~Rachel Carson, author of The Silent Spring~~

~~Uploaded on Apr 5, 2011~~

The Silent Spring by Rachel Carson was an explosive book when first published in 1962. It challenged the belief commonly held by scientists at the time, that man can control the balance of nature.

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In my humble opinion, she foresaw the future that awaited us as a species. She foretold of the effects of introducing chemicals into Nature. She describe 50 years ago what is exactly happening in our times … both the effects on Nature and the adverse, as well as the extremely biased response from the big chemical companies.

I wonder what Monsanto, Dupont, Sygenta, Dow, Bayer, BASF would do if Rachel would be alive today. 

“On one side are the attacks that began even before a word was printed, as well as the vilification of the present day. On the other is found the equally persistent admiration and support for Carson and her book from scientists, policymakers, activists, and the general public.”

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We ALL are ONE!! 

“Pink Moon” ….. get ready! April 15, 2014!


~~April 14, 2014~~

‘Blood Moon:’ Red or Orange ‘Pink Full Moon’ and Lunar Eclipse (Tetrad)

Takes Place April 15

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The “Blood Moon,” or a moon that can turn red or orange, is slated for April 15–along with a lunar eclipse. The rare sight from Earth is attracting a lot of attention, partly because it’s the first major celestial phenomenon since early January.

It’s also the beginning of “an extraordinary series of lunar eclipses,” according to the United States space agency, NASA. That series is four consecutive total eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals.

After the one on April 15, another will follow on October 8 of this year.

The third is slated for April 4, 2015; and the fourth September 28, 2015. 

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The moon turns red on June 15, 2011, as seen from Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

This series is referred to by experts as a lunar eclipse tetrad.

“The most unique thing about the 2014-2015 tetrad is that all of them are visible for all or parts of the USA,” said longtime NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak in a post on the agency’s website. Usually, about two lunar eclipses happen per year, but not all of them are total. Some are barely visible while others are partial eclipses.

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The eclipse on April 15 will begin at 2 a.m. EDT when the edge of the Moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow. Totality occurs during a 78 minute interval beginning around 3 a.m. in the morning on the east coast (midnight on the west coast).

Weather permitting, the red Moon will be easy to see across the entirety of North America.

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~~Why Does the Moon Turn Red?~~

NASA explains why the moon will likely turn red.

“A quick trip to the Moon provides the answer: Imagine yourself standing on a dusty lunar plain looking up at the sky. Overhead hangs Earth, night-side down, completely hiding the sun behind it. The eclipse is underway.

“You might expect Earth seen in this way to be utterly dark, but it’s not. The rim of the planet is on fire! As you scan your eye around Earth’s circumference, you’re seeing every sunrise and every sunset in the world, all of them, all at once. This incredible light beams into the heart of Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow and transforming the Moon into a great red orb.”

The name “Blood Moon” isn’t usually identified as an official astronomical term; it comes from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead. “You can picture them: silent figures padding through the forest, the moon overhead, pale as a corpse, its cold light betraying the creatures of the wood,” according to NASA.

Pink Moon?

Another term that is used to refer to this full moon is the Full Pink Moon.

That doesn’t refer to the moon turning pink.

Instead, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, the first full moon in April is dubbed thus. “This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring,” says the Almanac.

“Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.”

The name comes from Native Americans. It doesn’t mean the moon will be pink in color, but it refers to the color of the flowers.

~~Exploring Lunar Eclipse Tetrads~~

Over the past 5,000 years, 142 of these tetrads have occurred. Before the one that will happen this year and next year, the last one happened in 2003 and 2004. During the present millennium, the first eclipse of every tetrad occurs sometime from February to July. In later millennia, the first eclipse date gradually falls later in the year because of change in the Earth’s orbit.

NASA explains that Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli first pointed out that the frequency of tetrads varies over time. For instance, there were no tetrads from 1582 to 1908, but from 1909 to 2156 there are 17.

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada says that after the upcoming tetrad, the next one will take place in 2032 and 2033. The one after that is slated for 2043 and 2044.

All told, there are slated to be six tetrads through 2091, not including the upcoming tetrad.

~~SOURCES~~

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/619494-blood-moon-red-or-orange-pink-full-moon-and-lunar-eclipse-slated-for-april-15/

http://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names

http://brainbender.blogspot.com/2013/03/blood-moon-tetrads.html

List names below for your monthly Full Moon Guide!

Month Name Description
January Full Wolf Moon This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.
February Full Snow Moon Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.
March Full Worm Moon At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.
April Full Pink Moon This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
May Full Flower Moon Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.
June Full Strawberry Moon The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.
July Full Buck Moon Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.
August Full Sturgeon Moon Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon.
September Full Corn Moon This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.
October Full Hunter’s Moon This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead. October’s Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon.
November Full Beaver Moon For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.
December Full Cold Moon This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.

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~~Under a Pink Moon~~

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~~Published on Apr 27, 2013~~

The April full moon (Pink Moon).

There is a lot of symbolism associated with this moon.
There’s too much greed, hatred and anxiety in our world these days.

It’s time to RECONNECT! 

We ALL are ONE!! 

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I was away for a bit …. but now I’m back!!


~~April 6, 2014~~ 

We had a chance to spend some time at the ocean. It was an overnight stay but very much needed and well deserved. Coming from a tropical island, this is almost a necessity. To feel the ocean breeze, to smell the salty air, to hear the sound of the crashing waves. The smell of suntan lotion, the sounds of cars on the sand, the music playing from different boom boxes. The many surfers and their boards. The beach-goers and their many games. The sound ice clinking and opening popping soda cans.

It all took us back to the beaches that we liked in our home country. 

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The name of the house … “House to the Ocean”

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We arrived and we chilled. Played pool .. believe it or not, I beat her!

Tecate beer made in Mexico.  

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Sunrise … around 7 AM. 

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Cereal for breakfast and a beautiful view …. 

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A “selfie” was needed, of course!

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Comfy shoes … and the temperature raises. The sun is beating on you! The wind cools you down. No shadow anywhere. 

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Back of the house … three stories, sleeps 11, all amenities. Quite a spot. 

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The view from the house …. 

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Time to say: Goodbye!! See you soon!! It was fun … 

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~~Relaxing beach scene with music~~

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!!

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We ALL are ONE!!